Saturday, May 1, 2010

Knitcroblog day 6:

Sorry that I missed yesterday's blog post. I didn't see the point of blogging about the chair I knit in unless I could post a picture, and my camera is currently winning a game of hide-and-seek. 
Revisit a past F/O
Bring the fortune and life of a past finished project up to the present. Document the current state and use of an object you have knitted or crocheted, whether it is the hat your sister wears to school almost every day, or a pair of socks you wore until they were full of hole. Or maybe that jumper that your did just didn’t like that much…

The FO I'd like to revisit is the first (and so far only) pair of socks I made for my mom. For her entire life, my mom has been badly allergic to wool. I don't really like knitting with cotton, bamboo, or acrylic, so I figured socks for mom were out of the question. I let her fondle some superwash Madelinetosh Sock, and she told me that it might work. So, for the August Socks from the Toe Up KAL on Ravelry, I made the Seaweed socks for mom. Oh, and the KAL started on August 1, and mom's birthday is August 10. I tried very hard to finish them before her birthday, but I ended up doing the ribbing and end-weaving in her living room on the 9th. A full pair of fingering-weight socks in 9 days isn't too bad.

My mom is more of a fan of dark colors, so these really fit the bill. Also, she is not bothered at all by the superwash merino wool, so she'll get another pair of socks for her upcoming birthday. At my last sighting of the socks, they were comfortably keeping her feet warm:


AC said...

I feel your mom's pain. I used to explode when I came into contact with wool. I mostly grew out of it, but unless it's high quality I still itch quite a bit (it's a great excuse to buy expensive yarn). ;)

Leah said...

Beautiful colour!

~RaenWa~ said...

Yay for August babies(Aug 4th here). I was allergic to wool as a kid too thankfully I grew out of it. Your mom has great taste in colors.