Sunday, January 8, 2012

MIL Socks

These socks were supposed to be a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law last year, but I didn't get a chance to get them to her.  They became this year's Christmas gift.  She loves them!  Or at least that's what she told me.  haha.  I'm sure she does though.  The only problem with them is that they are a little loose at the top, on her legs.  I need to do some looking into what can be done about that.  I don't know if you can stitch some elastic into them or if after the fact, it's too late since I didn't knit elastic into them when I was working on them.  We'll see what I can come up with.  I'll have to do some follow-up work on them next time we visit them next month.

The yarn was great to work with.  It was Cascade Heritage yarn.  I didn't have any problems whatsoever with it.  These were also an awesome learning experience dealing with cabling without a cable needle.  Granted, these weren't large or complex cables, but it was good practice nonetheless.

This marks sock pair #2 completed for me.  I've got another pair for my wife that I need to finish up.  I have really enjoyed knitting them (using Malabrigo yarn), but they keep getting placed on the back burner since my A.D.D. mind can't keep focused on one project for any extended period of time.  I've got one sock completed and need to start on the second.

I also want to start a pair of socks for myself, but instead, I think that I'll get working on a pair for each of my sons.  That'll provide me with quicker instant gratification with them being small projects.  I say let's see if I can follow through with that.