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!

8 comments:

Bezzie said...

That's a toughie. Maybe try to ask her surreptitiously what she would absolutely love you to knit? Good luck, you mom sounds like my dad!

Pyewacket said...

The river rapids I'm doing are more-or-less ribbing that swerves. They're fun. I know Trillian42 loves the Wyvern socks, and they have extra ribbing on the sole.

Or you can get her bath bombs. :-) I think my Mom's getting an IngenuiTEA.

Areli said...

No help for your mom, I hate trying to knit for other people!

But your is very pretty, I really like all those blues.

Erin said...

I saw get her a knitting kit and tell her to make her own present, LOL. My Gma-in-law is the same way. Drives me nuts!

String Bean said...

I'm for the knitting kit or whipping out a boring pair of socks in DK weight yarn. I know it's boring, but it is for your mom. Uh, does anyone else think that didn't make much sense?

Rain said...

Your socks are looking fab so far.

Mother's Day has been and gone here and mine was just as awkward to knit for, so she got a bought gift in the end. I made up a kit of all her favourite smellies and stuff to pamper herself with.

turtlegirl76 said...

Knitting kit won't work. She taught me to knit, but can't anymore. She has severe osteoarthritis. And when I first told her I was learning to knit socks she said "Why would you want to do that?" So, I thought I might show her. Heh. Fuzzy Feet maybe? That way if they don't fit, it's her fault for over felting or not felting enough?

Donna said...

hehehehe!! You joined the group. They have some great patterns and the members are so nice. Are you on Socknitters Yahoo group? That's another nice one.