Like mother, like son

Mom's first sock on (knit by her)

Watch out world! One of my most favorite knitters in the whole wide world has not only figured out how to post comments here, but she’s completed her first sock!!!

That’s right, my mom decided to return to knitting after a 35+ year hiatus (during which she raised three amazing children). With experience ingrained in her muscle memory and the help of a lady from church, she made the jump from dishrag to knitting a sock on two circulars! I wouldn’t have recommended knitting something so small and fine for a first circular project, but never underestimate my mother. Or your own mother.

Please join me in congratulating her and wish her well on the second one!

And, thanks for the kind words about Grady’s hat. E, for the liner, I picked up stitches along the cast-on edge and knit a simple stockingnette for about 3 inches. I cast off and carefully sewed the flap into the hat, ever 2 or 3 stitches. It’s basically a sewn-in headband that’s about as tall as the basketweave brim.

Full disclosure: the yarn and needles were her birthday present from me. Her birthday was back in January, however, it took me almost 9 months to FINALLY send it to her. She has the patience of a saint. And, she’s a speedy knitter!

2 Responses to “Like mother, like son”

  1. Mom Says:

    You certainly are 1 amazing son (even if you have the procrastination gene!) and thanks for all the knitting helps over the cell phone. Now I just have to get onto the 2nd sock and hope it somewhat resembles the 1st.

  2. Síle (pronounced Sheila) Says:

    Let’s hear it for Mom’s and especially a Mom who re-enters her knitting life on socks for goodness sakes!