Friday, April 07, 2006
Socks - for me!
What a concept huh? Knit a pair of socks that'll fit me. So, last week I joined a new yahoo group (like I need another) with the support of DonnaSC. It's a "Six Sox Knit a Long" group. The patterns are only available through the group(to the right is a joining link, to the left, the code to join it's ring) and designed by members of it. It's over 2,000 members strong. The idea is to knit 6 pairs of socks a year. Every two months a new pattern is put out. Sounds good to me. So these socks are called the "Sixth Sense Socks" (and do click for a closer image - that's some hot yarnography up close. I scanned it) The yarn is Trekking XXL Color #77. I LOVE that yarn. Every time I look at it I see a new color, I swear. I have a question for you. Mother's day is coming. Now, my mother is appreciative of the things I knit her, but remember the hat I made her? She thought it was too loose, so she sewed some of the ribs together. Then the fugly scarf (that she picked the yarn for) was apparently "too nice" to wear. I had to tell her no, I wouldn't be making her things only to have them not be worn. And the dishcloths, she hates to use them. I dunno. She's hard to knit for. The woman is picky. And she's so hard to please when it comes to shoes and they way they fit her size 7 1/2 Narrow feet. Do I even bother attempting socks? I know I could do a plain ribbed sock with ribbing all the way down the instep, but that's boring. And I want them to be special. Any advice? Or screw it, knit up 2 more reverse bloom washcloths and call it a day? Help!