I have so much to show and tell about our vacation and even from things before our vacation, so I’ll just have to do small posts about things as they come. The first thing I would like to show you are my mom’s bed socks. You see, one morning my feet were cold due to the air conditioning, which I’m not at all used to, so I put on some of my own hand knit socks. My mom saw them and immediately said she would love some bed socks for the winter that she could throw in the wash and not worry about. Who needs more of a push than that?? Not me, for my mom I’ll knit any day. We went out that day and bought some Lion Brand wool-ease in a color she liked and after buying the right needles I started them right away. I didn’t have a pattern for such thick yarn so I just kind of made it up. It took me almost my whole vacation to knit them but I was also knitting other things when I could.
She loves them, they are cosy, will stay on her feet in bed and I knit them with her around so when she wears them in the middle of winter she’ll think of our fun times together this summer.
These pictures are of the socks on my feet which are a tiny bit smaller than hers.
I’ve just finished writing up the pattern so if you would like to test knit it, please send me an email or comment and I’ll send it off. I used a bit more than one skein of yarn but I’ve written the leg a bit shorter in the pattern so it doesn’t use as much yarn. I think. Please keep in mind these are for big feet and if you could change it for smaller feet it would be great.
House update: Tomorrow they’re starting the big dig for the house and in a few weeks we should have a basement on our lot. We drove out yesterday to talk to the neighbors and see how things look one last time. This is getting exciting now.