Thanks everyone for the sock suggestions! I decided to rip the top of the first one. With a heavy heart, mind you. I truly hate ripping. I added dark brown Jelka for the toes, double stranded because it was thinner then yarn used on the rest of the sock.
So here they are. Not the prettiest thing I've ever knit, that's for sure. But still, a sock is a sock. I'll just have to make another (prettier) pair to give my aunt as an apology for presenting her with this.
So that sort of takes care of one half of a very belated, handmade Christmas present.
Next up is my friend, who is getting a vest. The Sexy Vesty vest, to be precise.
I wanted to make it in black, and set out all happy to the TWO yarn stores we have here, only to find that there is no way I'll find black yarn that contains natural fibers. It's all acrylic! So now I'll have to order yarn online, and wait 'till it gets here.
To kill time while I wait, I started another vest thingy, for myself. This is the green Merino Mix from my stash. The pattern is from Rebecca, Sweater with cap sleeves.
I love this yarn. It's so soft and strechy. And it knits up on 5 mm needles. Speedy knitting is the best!