Monday, May 23, 2005

Mom's first socks!

Big congratulations to my mom, Jo, back in central Illinois. On Friday, Mom sent me this photo of her very first socks!


The yarn and pattern came from the Red Cross WWII comemorative knit kit. The kit ships with size 5 double pointed needls, which is some form of insanity, since the yarn is real sock-weight yarn. Mom knit these on size 2 circulars - one at a time. She knit the first one while she was visiting here in March and then took a little detour into gift knitting for a a month or so.

She was a little nervous about starting sock number two, but we only had two tech support phone calls (one for turning the heel and one for how often to decrease before the toes) and here she is wearing her finished socks! Mom, I'm so proud of you!

Wanna know the best part?? She cast on for her second pair right away. 40 years of knitting and she never tried socks before, and now she's hooked! Isn't that cool? Here's pair number 2 getting started:



Blogger Emy said...

Mmmm...socks. Hooray for Jo!

May 24, 2005 1:53 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Hooray for Spinnity's Mom! way to go!

~ Christina

May 24, 2005 2:46 PM  
Blogger Abigail said...

Yay for socks! :)

May 24, 2005 9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My socks are becoming famous! I am fast approaching the heel on the first of the second pair of socks. These are stripey. I wonder how the heel will look? Time will tell. Mom

May 25, 2005 10:48 AM  

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