My parents are visiting for a few days this week and I had (long ago) promised my mom a scarf for her birthday (which is less than two week away). As if I needed any more projects to add to my ever growing list of things to knit, we headed to the yarn store yesterday so I could pick up a couple skeins of Universal Yarns Classic Shades. This is a 70/30 acrylic and wool yarn that comes in some beautiful, self, striping colors (you might remember it way back when). I cast on at the Zips game yesterday (thank goodness for club level tickets. It was cold as the dickens out there) and have hit about 18". I'm hoping to get it done by the time they head back to California on Wednesday afternoon.
In addition to this squishy scarf, my mom caught sight of the socks I had made and asked if I could possibly knit some for her too. I can't say no to my mother. I just love her too much (and she bought the yarn). These socks will not be a birthday nor Christmas gift. They'll be a pair of socks for when I finish all the rest of my
blasted wonderful gift knitting.
We looked at a couple of sock patterns and she said, "could I just have plain ones (read: stockinette)?"