It’s a little late, but I finally finished the pair of socks meant for my mom’s Mother’s Day present. Luckily, she knew I was knitting them and she didn’t really care that she wasn’t getting them in time. It’s not like she really needs them with temperatures in the upper 80′s during the day and in the 70′s at night.
Pattern: My own toe-up 2×2 rib pattern with short-row heel from Sensational Knitted Socks.
Needles: Size 2US/2.75mm
Started: April 8, 2009
Finished: May 13, 2009
Even though I wasn’t a huge fan of how the colors played out in the beginning, I enjoyed how soft the yarn was. Eventually I even came to like how crazy the colors came together as well.
I don’t do a lot of toe-up socks, so this was an adventure for me. I used the Turkish Cast-On for the toe. That didn’t give me any grief. I was more afraid of how the heel was going to work out.
Thank goodness for the book Sensational Knitted Socks. I swear that book is like a sock knitting bible. It’s got just about everything you need to know in there. And in the end I was quite pleased with how my short-row heel turned out.
The most important thing is that my mother loves the socks. So even if there are minute details that irritate me (like the yarn isn’t as consistent as I’d like or there are a couple of holey bits in the second heel) all that really matters is that it pleases the recipient.
Yesterday, Dee said she couldn’t help but notice how well Sammy coordinates with my curtain. I do have to agree with her. Now I can never change my curtains, because I’d really hate to have my cats clash with my decor.
Now I need to go and watch the season finales of Bones and Grey’s Anatomy. From what I hear, they won’t disappoint.
Happy Friday, everyone!