I've been working on these socks for Kiana using a Magic Loop pattern. My BFF Kathy G. and I took a sock-knitting class a couple of years back and this is the pattern we were given for that class. The socks are knit on a circular needle where both socks are knitted on a big loop continuously, one after the other. The end result? Both socks are finished at the same time. Following the pattern instructions without a teacher to guide your every step is tedious at first; however, her instruction sheet is clear enough and I was able to work through the confusing parts. See? Kiana's socks are nearly done, then I'll start on Kristen's. Kiana and Kristen, our nieces from New Mexico, chose their colors from a big bag of sock yarn from my stash when they came to visit during last Christmas/New Year. These will be Christmas gifts, I think. As for the dusty purple knitted handbag that I showcased in an earlier blog, the knitting is complete and now all I have to do is sew it together. I'll post pictures when it's all done.