I love to knit. The first blog I read regularly was The Yarn Harlot. Money spent on yarn is always money well spent! Yarn does not count as stuff (see previous post on Rummage Sale Stuff).
One of the best take-along knitting projects is knitted socks. They are small, require lots of stitches so you aren’t done in a day, and the socks that I knit (mostly) are a basic sock that doesn’t require looking at the pattern. In fact, the pattern is even called “basic sock for dummies.” I like to do it in a self-striping yarn that makes the
endless rows of the sock more interesting. It takes me a while to knit a pair of socks for two reasons:
1. They are done with size 1 or 2 needles and
2. I do them in between other projects.
Thus the pair of socks in the picture has been in the project bag for over a year.
But I finished them and I am very pleased with them. Knitted socks are comfortable, durable, and can be made to fit the exact size of an individual’s foot. They fit (me) perfectly which means they will fit my mother perfectly also, because they are a present for her birthday (June 15). When you take the time to knit something, you want it to go to someone who will really appreciate it, so Mom was the perfect choice.
Happy birthday, Mom. I hope you like them!