Friday, April 28, 2006

Back to the blue...


I'm sorry to say I am going to abandon this sock for a bit though. Since I had decided to make socks for my sister-in-law, I really wanted to make them special and these are just not cutting it. I like them, but they just won't cooperate being anything but stockinette. I am thinking if she never gets another pair of hand knit socks, these are just not special enough. So....I am going to make these for myself but I'm going to do something different for my sister-in-law. I started a pair of socks from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks with some red handpainted Wildfoote. They aren't far enough along to take a picture of yet, but when I get going on them I know they will knit up fast because I'm motivated (for the moment at least! lol) Does anyone else have this problem of knitting for someone else? Nothing seems to be good enough!

3 comments:

Sharon said...

You are definately not alone in your thinking that your knitting isn't good enough when knitting for others. I too have this and even with stuff I knit for myself, I always look at it with 'it's alright, but ....' The blue socks looked just fine to me by the way, I look forward to seeing a pic. of the Nancy Bush socks.

Nina said...

Hi there,
I wanted to stop by and say thank you for saying "hi" on my blog! You're right, it IS exciting to know people have visited! I admire you for all your "sock work"! (I love the ones you pictured under "Lovin' these socks!"--what yarn is that?) I haven't quite gotten brave enough to take on knitting socks, though I think I may be like you when I do and get addicted *smile*. Also thought I'd mention that you and I have something in common as I also have a child with special needs who along with his brother is the light of my life. :)
Cheers!

Melissa said...

I'm with you on the "not good enough" syndrome. I made a baby hat for my Sister in Law and I was sooo worried about it not being good enough. Now that I'm working on my brother's socks, I'm going through the same thing...grrrr...but he picked out the yarn and the pattern, so I better not hear any complaints