6 years ago
Monday, May 14, 2007
My weekend knitting was spent working on my cotton socks (at home). I've turned the heel, and I am still really liking this knitting with the two strands of cotton yarn. It's a tiny bit stiff, and a little sleazy* for my taste; but I think that when I'm done and throw them in the washer and dryer they will both shrink and soften right up and be the perfect cotton socks! I'm not sure who these are destined for, final dispensation will be determined by shrinkage. Once I have that figured out I'll be able to size future pairs appropriately to the recipient.
We spent Mother's Day at my Mother in Law's. Everyone goes over for a work day, doing chores for her that she's unable to do for herself. Since I'm a mother too, my chore was to sit on the couch and knit. So I worked on my Socks in Socks. They are ready for me to start the toe shaping tomorrow. Which is good, because they are meant to be Birthday Socks for Older Son and the big day is Friday.
*I was explaining to Heather last week that this word is used in its correct context here, that being a too open, loosely constructed (flimsy) fabric or yarn.