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April 2014 Socks: Cast-On

I cast on for my April socks yesterday.  These are intended as a Christmas gift for my youngest son, and this, my friends, marks the SECOND (yes, SECOND!!!!!!) Christmas gift I will have completed this year!  Do you know what this means?  No last minute rush of knitted madness, frantically stitching in the middle of the night from December 1st through the 24th trying to finish every last gift.... not this year!  Nope!  I'm planning ahead!

Well, maybe.  I'll probably still be frantically stitching because I always think of new recipients at the last minute, and even when its 11:45 p.m. on Christmas Eve and I remember that I forgot to knit a hat for the UPS person, I think, "15 minutes to go.... I can DO this!!!!"  I think I'm addicted to adrenaline or something.  Because nothing says adrenaline like pointy sticks and yarn!!!!

I digress... a lot.  Back to socks!  Here is the cast-on picture, which I took against the backdrop of my baby daughter.  I realized her outfit has the same colors as the sock I'm knitting, and since I didn't plan that, I thought it was pretty cool.
I've already just about finished the first one; I just have to graft the toe and weave in ends.  I thought I would have it done this morning, but it is a holiday and therefore rather busy!  Here is the almost-finished-first sock:
Yay for April socks!  Completed pair will be posted soon, no doubt.  I stitched most of these while watching "Secret Princes," a silly TLC show with the hubs.  When did TLC become nonstop trashy reality shows?  I'm not complaining.  I love it.  I just can't figure out how "The Learning Channel" is teaching me anything with reality shows......?


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