I finally finished knitting a sock for Son Two last night. Blue, with green heel and toe. It is custom made, and an almost perfect fit. How do I explain? The right length, but maybe a little on the loose size in the girth?
I decided to try sock knitting because it seemed like it would be a lot quicker than the traditional sweater knitting. You see, sweaters take a really, really long time (up to 6 weeks) whereas socks take one to five days. Quicker finished product means that I am less likely to get bored and give up. Plus, everyone needs socks, right? Yes, I know you can buy them at Walmart and Zellers for $2 a pair, but where is the skill and talent in that?
Last night I finished the sock after Son Two had gone to sleep. Son One tried it on for me - and it didn't fit! Sure, it fit around his foot, but it was too short. Thus a perfectly made sock for Son Two.
Son Two tried it on this morning, and I expected him to be impressed and excited. Instead I got, "I need two, you know!" Gee, really? Yes, I seem to recall when I get birth to you that they mentioned ten figures and ten toes - and I did assume that those ten toes were divided evenly on two feet.
This morning I started on the second sock. Now that I know what I am doing, I hope to be finished by the end of the week. Then Son One wants a pair; then Daughter; and then I have to move on to hats and scarves if I want them to be ready by Christmas. Yes, those are my long range knitting goals. Hats and scarves for Christmas - YAY!