I am working with the leftover Wool-Ease from the socks I was working on while Ernie was having his first knee replacement 2 years ago! It doesn't seem like it was that long ago. I wanted a pair of short socks just to slip on when I have cold feet. These will work nicely. And they are knitting up quick with 48 stitches on size 5 needles and will count as my 12th pair for the 12 in 2012 Challenge. And will get one more bag a leftovers out of the bin.
The crocheted scarf is a super quick and easy project. It's called Urban Shells. I used Vanna's Choice and a size I hook. I only made 3 ridges instead of 4. I don't think I have any more of this yarn in the bin--I keep forgetting to look and it looks like I have to call this one almost finished or go look. Right now it measures 54" and will work but if I have any more yarn, I'll make it longer. If not, it will be a shorty. I'm not buying another skein. I don't even know how much yarn this is because it was in a ball.
Do these socks make my feet look short? I have not idea. Before I started to decrease for the toes, I measured and I swear on a stack of Bibles that I saw 7" on that tape. I was so excited......so I kept right on working after Ernie went to bed. I explained that I was bound and determined to finish them Friday night so they would be done in November. I had just finished closing the 2nd toe when he came out and I'm sitting there with tears streaming down my face. I told him they were too short......I had re-measured and had messed them up. The foot only measured 6". He said to start over. WHAT??? These are finished! Crazy man!!! I'm thinking of taking the toes out and making them the right size. But until I make up my mind. This is pair 11 finished this year.