Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Happy Birthday to Mom!

Every year my mom asks for knee socks for her birthday and for Christmas. This is because a) Mom is always cold and b) knee socks are hard to find (except at Hot Topic) and can be expensive. We used to comb Erie and Niagara counties for stores with knee socks and tell each other whenever we found one. Then I learned how to knit. Now Mom gets lovely hand knit knee socks every year in the color(s) of her choice. I get to pick or design the pattern. I think she has about a dozen pairs now.These are based on a pattern in Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road. There aren't a lot of knee sock patterns out there, so I tend to modify other sock patterns to a basic knee sock shape that I know works for either my mom or I. Mom really likes her socks to stay up without slouching, so I always sew elastic thread into the ribbing at the top. The only pair that stays up without elastic is a pair that is covered in tiny cables.

So Happy Birthday Mom! Enjoy the red lace socks!

1 comment:

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

wow....those are beautiful!!!