Just a quick update (I’m wrestling with technology). These are the socks I finished on a flight home earlier this week. They are proudly modeled by Boy 1. Since he is consuming socks faster than anyone else in the family right now, I have focused my sock efforts on him. When I finished the last socks, I said “go pick some yarn from the cabinet.” To my surprise, he picked this, which is truly ancient stash. In fact, it fits my criteria for sock exclusion (100% superwash wool), but I figure he’ll outgrow them before wearing them out. His comment: “ooooo, so blue!”
He was very clear that he wanted plain stockinette on the foot, but he was interested in something snazzier for the leg. I sent him to my sock drawer for inspiration. He liked these socks, which use the Undulating Rib stitch pattern from Favorite Socks. The pattern calls for 66 stitches. I have knit these 3 times already and I always downsize to 60 stitches, so I did that again. I got all the way to the heel and then we had a fitting. Verdict: TOO TIGHT. So I ripped it out and started again with 66. Little boy is growing up.
The finished socks weigh 98 grams. The skein was big so I have some left… but I can see I have reached the time when the boy’s socks require at least 100 grams of yarn. I made these just a little big so they will fit next season. I notice he wore them to school today, so SCORE ONE FOR MOM.
I still don’t have photos of that sweater. But I will!