Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Goal Accountability and Boring Boy Socks

The month is not yet over, but I do have some goal accountability to report.

Washcloths...three done. No pictures, yet, and I may not get a picture of all three, as the Nine-patch, oldest daughter snagged and used almost fresh off the needles, and stained the white parts with pink lipstick. (Couldn't she have grabbed one of the older green varigated?)

I was making a Christmas present.

I found out a friend is traveling to New Hampshire, and does not have a good 'traveling' scarf. Her only scarf is very long, and not friendly for planes.

I finished the present, however, it is not going to be saved for Christmas. It is gifted. I am not going to have time to make another gift this month.

The rest of this month is going to be spent knitting boring boy socks.

Son of mine is going to be leaving for outdoor school in about 10 days. He does not have appropriate hiking type socks. He is 10 years old, and does not want socks that would be fun to knit. He wants plain, thick socks. I am knitting some navy blue (actually indigo, but close enough) socks, k2p2, mens size 9.5. He is going to get pampered feet, 100% merino superwash, which is lovely to knit. The next pair is going to be dark green. I have gotten consent to use a bit more of a pattern p1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1 repeat. I have two 10 hour days of sitting and watching the girls play volleyball this weekend. I will get them done. It is mindless knitting for sitting in the stands. He will have happy feet. At least he wants handknits, and wears what I make him.

I may take a break and make another Nine Patch washcloth. He needs to bring his own for camp.

1 comment:

Purl Crossly said...

I'd love to see a picture of your nine patch wash cloth (stained or not).