His Simple (Christmas) Socks

Phew.  A New Year is upon us and I’m glad.  Christmas Chez Stitches was immensely quiet, mainly due to us all contracting flu (including the grandparents) and after opening gifts and eating the feast, we all retreated to our beds.

I didn’t even have the energy to knit, so spent the time between coughing and nursing everyone, curled up on the snuggler with George and some simple embroidery.  It’s been most therapeutic and I can’t wait to share with you soon.

However, first up is the only Christmas gift I made last year.  Another pair of His Simple Socks by Elizabeth Seidle.  I love this pattern so much.

This time, although I used the same 3 ply yarn as the last pair, I knitted on 2.75mm needles, and am so happy with the result.  The fabric is soft and elastic and just all round much nicer that before.

The colours are much more subdued too. But these are for Grandad, and he has more traditional taste than Hubs!

Although, to be honest, if he hadn’t liked them as much as he did, I think they’d have had a home here, subdued colours or no!

Project notes

Pattern: His Simple Socks by Elizabeth Seidle
Pattern cost:  £3.50
Yarn:    Bergere De France Goomy 50
Colourway:  Bleu
Purchased at: John Lewis, Liverpool
Yarn cost:  £4.50/ball


8 Responses to His Simple (Christmas) Socks

  1. Tialys says:

    Ooh, very nice – my favourite colours. I’m not normally a fan of Bergère de France wool – which is a shame as it is the only brand stocked by my local shop – however, I’ve heard good things about this sock yarn from them.

  2. They look gorgeous! Do hope you’re all on the mend and wishing you and your family a very happy new year!

  3. Sorry to hear that you all have had a poor Christmas. There seems to have been a lot of it going about last year. I hope that you are all feeling much better. What lovely socks. The colours and stripes are lovely. Your knitting is always so neat. Wishing you and all the family all the very best for 2018. Xx

  4. Kim says:

    The socks are lovely and I’m sure that Grandpa will be very happy with them.
    I hope you are all feeling much better now. We have been lucky so far but since the daughter arrived with a spectacular chesty cough and cold we are waiting our turn….