Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Christmas - 24

So today is December 1st (unbelievable!) and as Christmas is quickly approaching, I was thinking of what I could do to celebrate on my blog.

And then, I thought... A pattern advent calendar!

Relax, it's not as exciting as it sounds. Since I'm not a designer, I can't give you patterns (sorry!). But I will give you links to my favourite patterns. Sock patterns. Yes, it's a sock pattern advent calendar! And hopefully, you will discover a few patterns that you will want to add to your queue too.

Of course, this brilliant idea came up to me this morning, so I didn't have much time to plan. But I figured I'd have time tonight. But then, the boy called me and said he was given hockey tickets, so I spent the whole evening at the Bell Centre (unfortunately watching the Habs get beaten by the Leafs of all teams!).

So, it's now 11:30 pm and here is my first advent calendar post.


Pattern: Rib and Cable socks by Nancy Bush.
I chose this as the first pattern first of all because I think Nancy Bush is a goddess. But also because it will most likely be the next sock pattern I'll make and I figured maybe some of you will want to join me in knitting it (sometime next month).
You can find the pattern in Interweave Knits, Fall 2005 or the super overpriced Interweave Knits, accessories 2009.

Stay tuned tomorrow for pattern #2.


Tara said...

The SHAME of losing to the Leafs, ugh... The sock pattern advent calendar is a GREAT idea! I'm knitting a Nancy Bush pattern right now, Conwy (I think?) in Travelling socks. Good fun.

kate-the-enabler said...

I also love your advent calendar idea - I'm already excited to see what tomorrow brings. Thanks :)

Maaike said...

Love the advent calendar idea. As I was reading your post, someone sent me the one that drop studio is doing -- http://www.garnstudio.com/julekalender.php?lang=us

Keep it up, i'm sure you'll have plenty of sock patterns to choose from for between now and NEXT christmas.

When you've gathered them all, could you make a big master-list for us lazy people.