DH, avert your eyes!!
I’ve reached a new and fun era in my knitting–people actually WANT me to make them things! My mother still remembers the Christmas break in college when she says I wandered around the house one evening before finally imploring, “Anybody want a hat?” It’s true for me, as I imagine it is for many others, that when I started knitting I made mostly presents. Since I gave everything away, it wasn’t until I started knitting for myself that I really began to understand what was really desirable in a handknit item, and the idea of custom fit. Now I’ve got lots of requests for socks and scarves and Calorimetries and slippers, and I love it!
These were only supposed to be one pair of socks for my grandpa. The astute among you will notice that there are two pairs here, due to DH’s passing observation that maroon and gray were his high school colors. Thus, they will instead serve to hold some of his Christmas treats this year, and Grandpa gets gray and green. (Isn’t it funny how even rather boring socks look better in multiples??)
Merry Christmas to friends and family who love you enough to ask for handknit gifts!!