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You know when you just feel so clever and so sneaky?  I’ve had one of those feelings very recently. I haven’t been able to post this till now and this is what I have been working on primarily. So now that it’s no longer a sneaky thing, let’s have some knitting to talk about.

About 2 years ago one of the knitters I know had a birthday, she loved one of the yarns the LYS got in, but was being good and didn’t buy it. Another knitter looked at me and we made a sneaky deal, she buys the yarn and I would knit a pair of socks. The deal was made, the yarn purchased sneakily, and the recipient didn’t know this went on. She didn’t know until she was presented with the gift of a skein of yarn and a this will be knit into whatever sock you want. She excitedly chose a pair of skews, that I knitted like a fiend on, due tot the fact that they knit up pretty quickly, and I gave them back to her.

Now fast forward 2 years and those socks are faded and well loved, but I thought it would be a good time to replace them since she will be moving for a little while to a different part of the world. So again I made a sneaky plan, with the help from the staff at the LYS. I grabbed the yarn for the socks and had them out it behind the counter. We looked like we were talking but really she was ringing me up and then after I went over with a project bag to show her what I was working on and to get the yarn secretly over to my bag so the recipient wouldn’t see.

I cast on and knit on them as much as I could, having school and work the amount of time that I knit was extremely limited but I pushed through it. And then it was Friday, the last day I would see her in a while. The socks were almost done. I just had the short rows at the top of he sock to complete along with the ribbing. At lunch I showed her the socks that she knew she was getting and then I pulled out the secret pair. She was surprised and said I thought you were making those for yourself. I told her nope, I wanted to replace the other ones that you have almost worn out.

We all went back to the yarn shop and I finished the socks and fixed a mistake I made in the other pair.
The ones that she expected were the Skew Socks that are quite interesting to knit and the first of the socks from the book that I decided to knit. The yarn she gave me to knit then out of was Canon Hand Dyes in the color Cheshire Cat.

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The other socks that I made are one if my favorites to knit Skew socks. The yarn I used was Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Birthday Cake. They are vibrant and colorful, I have a second skein for me cause I want socks out of it.

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She is now in new Zealand and we are all sad to have her not here but it will bd good for her. And now she has a total of 4 pairs of socks that I knit for her. So she should be set for a bit longer.

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