Saturday, May 13, 2006

Mother's Day





Paul's mom started knitting a few months ago, and she's a bit tentative about trying socks, so for Mother's Day this year, I'm forcing her into it.

I got her a Beginner's Sock-Knitting Kit containing: basic sock pattern in a protective cover, Knitting Vintage Socks for further inspiration, chunkier sock yarn for quick knitting, size 3 dpns, darning needles, tape measure, row counter, and a small crochet hook for this inevitable dropped stitches. And also a skein of KnitPicks dye-your-own sock yarn, which I forgot to include in the package, but will give to her seperately. I hope she'll like everything.

Here it is all wrapped up and ready for gifting.

As for my own mom, my sister and I are giving her a gift certificate to a day spa. She's lately started getting weekly pedicures, and enjoys them, so we thought this way she could go and try some more treatments; maybe a facial, manicure, whatever. I know I would enjoy it.

Happy Mother's Day, everyone!

14 comments:

Joanne M said...

I'm surprised - I would think that 32" circulars would work for magic loop... I've done something similar (improvising) on a fair isle sleeve in the past with something that size-ish but I've technically never followed instructions for magic looping socks. The gift for your M-I-L looks lovely! Such a great idea...

Beth S. said...

Chunky sock yarn is a fantastic idea! Starting out with tiny needles and tiny yarn can be a bit much, so this is a friendlier introduction to the art of the sock. And, of course, they're pink and stripey. Nice choice. :-)

aija said...

Wow, that is one great mother's day present!

Brenda said...

Both Mother's Day gifts sound fabulous!
I use 32 inch circ for magic loop, with no problems at all.

Courtney said...

That looks like a great starter sock kit. I am in full agreement with your choice of thicker sock yarn. I knit my first pair with Cascade 220 and they're bulky to wear, but it was a great way to learn.

Fannie Pie said...

What a wonderful daughter and daugther_in-law (enabler- in-law!) you are.... plus how fun to be able to be able to compare notes on sock yarns and knit together. I'm sure mom will enjoy her pampering too!

Cathy said...

Awesome sock knitting ensemble! You definately went all out :)

Diana said...

What lovely gifts for the moms!

Melissa said...

What a great gift!!

YarnB said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog! Oh you have the sock book I want! The Bush one! I will go read your blog.....

Sharon said...

What a lovely mothers day present for your MIL. A mothers wish for her sons is that they marry someone nice, I think your MIL got her wish.

Jana said...

Hi Emma! Great blog! I'm totally with you on the tv choices, The Office and Amazing Race are probabaly my top 2!

Joanne M said...

Hi there - I'm not sure if you read the "yarn harlot" or not (www.yarnharlot.ca/blog), but her post right now references a woman who is trying to get Dulaan project entries from all 50 states and all 10 provinces. She is still missing Oklahoma (and Arkansas). Since you're in Tulsa, I thought I'd pass this along in case you (or one of your blog readers) are interested in helping out!

knitfriendly said...

That is a wonderful idea for a gift. I am sure that she will love it!