Christmas Socking with Gingerbread Aliens

Happy Christmas Eve to all of you!
I have an unexpected Finished Object to share:  my Inge socks.
These were from the Rachel Coopey / Knitting Goddess Little Bit Club, September edition.

It is a lovely pattern, which reminds me of a summer seashore – just the thing to wear on a wild December night by the woodburner!
Those travelling cables caused me a lot of stress:  I couldn’t seem to find the best way to divide the stitches across my dpns and kept dropping stitches.
I must have knit the pair twice before I finished.

So when it came to choosing a project for the Christmas Eve Cast On with Little Bobbins Knits, I was determined to keep it simple.

This is the Regia yarn I bought after seeing a pair of Susan B Anderson’s socks (Colorations 3311).
These will be my first-ever vanilla socks – yes, really!
I can’t wait to see the Fake Isle patterning start to appear, all by itself!

I have lots more to show you, but my internet connection has been sporadic and I don’t want to push my luck.

So I will leave you with a quick taste of our Christmas Gingerbread aliens :)

Every one has a character all of its own.
That’s Bartholomew in the middle. He’s a bit of a bully.
Who knew raisin eyes could look so creepy?
They are delicious though!

The recipe is from the Hummingbird Bakery, here.