Well, as I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted…I made these STR Fire On The Mountain socks for myself. As I was putting them into my dresser drawer, along with the other thirty pairs of socks, I heard DD whispering in my ear, “Mom, I really like those socks. You made them for me—right?” She didn’t really say that, but she would have if she had seen them finished. They became an instant Mother’s Day gift for DD, and I immediately cast on for STR Ruby Slippers in a pretty eyelet pattern for myself.
I am also working on GD#3’s Lady Bird socks. The yummy yarn is from Wendy's Intertwinement. I now remember why I don’t knit with any needles smaller than a size #2—it takes forever. I am using a size #1 on these socks, and they are becoming the never-ending project. This picture was taken yesterday, and I am working on the foot, coming up to the toe, so I must be making progress. S—l—o—o—w progress! I started to make these knee-high, but GD#3 said she wanted anklets. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Here are the patterns I am using for the two socks:
Lady Bird Broken Rib:
Row 1: *k3, p3* repeat around
Row 2: *k1, p1* repeat around
Ruby Slippers Eyelet and Rib:
Rows 1, 3, 5, and 6: *p1, k5* repeat around
Row 2: *p1, k1, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1* repeat around
Row 4: *p1, k2, yo, ssk, k1* repeat around
Easy to remember and mindless to work when watching TV. Anyway, who cares how long it takes to knit a sock—it’s sock knitting! It’s all good.