I have developed a little birthday tradition – knitting socks for myself in Trekking XXL. I cast on each year on my birthday with one of my coveted skeins made up of different colored plies – they seem to have stopped making colors like these – and finish them sometime later.

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A couple years ago I went and bought up a bunch of skeins off of Ravelry destashes, so hopefully I can keep this tradition going for a while yet.

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Nice simple socks like these tend to become my purse project. This pair accompanied me to many of my knitting groups and other knitting opportunities away from home. They even got to hang out with my knitting student’s first sock ever!

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They sampled Tim Tams at Friday movie & knitting night.

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And eventually, they were finished. And photographed to test out some sock leg mannequin + light box options.

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