Thursday, March 12, 2009

finally done

I've finished the grey bamboo socks for my FIL. Not that I didn't enjoy making them, but towards the end, they did feel like some sort of life-sucking entity. Grey yarn being knit during grey days is never a good idea. And as much as I love the feeling of these, the yarn is very splitty, so I'd have to think twice about using it again (Kertzer bamboo). However... the feel of them! Oh my, they are soft, and squooshy, and cushy, and did I mention soft? My FIL has foot issues - high arches, and other things I won't get into, so he's always on the lookout for comfy socks. It has been my mission lately to be the provider of such. For Christmas, he got the alpaca silk blend, and according to my MIL, never wants to take them off. (She makes him - she hand washes them after each use, so he only gets them every third day or so). These bamboo ones will probably fill in one day of the rotation, so it looks like I'm going to have to find a third for him. Thankfully, my MIL is happy enough to wash the socks for him.
Sorry for the two days of silence - I had a couple of days of project training, so I was incommunicado for a while. The rest of the week doesn't look a whole lot better, so there may not be much from me.
Lucky, I will answer your email, I promise!


Karen said...

Wow, you FIL lucked out when your husband married you! And it's good that he has someone to wash his socks for him too.

Acorn to Oak said...

How nice that your FIL loves your socks so much! The new ones are nice. I like the darker color at the top. I know what you mean about knitting gray though. I knitted on a shawl for what seemed like forever that was a grayish tan color. It wasn't very exciting to work on. After that I'm wanting to work with brighter, happier colors. :-)

AlisonH said...

Did you alternate with the elf slippers in order to have color knitting to break up the gray?

smariek said...

So cool that your FIL appreciates hand knit socks, and that your MIL will hand wash them too.

I just started knitting socks and was thinking of making some as Christmas gifts to the inlaws, hope they like them as much as your FIL does.

Carol said...

Your family certainly appreciates your handknits. That is so great!