Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Guess what?

I have a finished object! Just in time for my mother's birthday tomorrow, I grafted the last toe of these Koigu socks last night. These socks were made over 60 stitches using size 2 dpns. I used a 2x2 rib cuff for 1.5 inches, a Sherman heel, and a regular toe with decreases and grafting.

I hope my mother likes them. I thought these colors would remind her of Thailand--the sky, the Buddhist robes, the orchids, and rich rainforest jungles. My mother has a tendency to hoard rather than use, so I'll have to think of a clever way to force her to wear her hand-knits.

Do your loved-ones have trouble wearing their hand-knits for fear of ruining them or wearing them out? Any suggestions to calming those fears?

I'm leaving for Texas tomorrow for the holidays. I'm planning a very special blog post over the next week; I'll need your help, so stay posted.

I apologize for the short post, but I have to work and pack and organize and freak out!

the Lone Knitter


Laura said...

Very lovely!

Have a good Christmas.

Laura xx

The_Add_Knitter said...

Beautiful, just beautiful..I have a pair for my husband that also need to be finished asap. Koigu rules.
Have a great break!

Woman_Who_Knits said...

The socks look great! She'll love them!

Lazuli said...

What pretty socks! I love the colors and hope your mom likes them too!

K. said...

I love those colors. What a lucky mom! Perhaps you could threaten to never give her grandchildren if she doesn't wear them. There are a lot of those hoarders out there in the world. My Grandmother was one. She would never use anything that was made for her.

Coley said...

Awww I wish I was going to Texas for Xmas. I miss my G-ma!I havent been down for the holidays since I was little. Nice Socks!!!

schrodinger said...

What great socks!!! I have no idea how to qualm loved ones fears of ruining knits, sorry.

Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

Lovely socks--love the colours in them. I can't wait to try Koigu. Have a lovely holiday!