I know it's been a while since I've shown knitting in these here parts, so brace yourselves.
For Christmas (I know, that was so 2007, but hang in there), Erin and I decided to be uncharacteristically unselfish with our knitting and knit something for our parents. What we came up with was that we would each knit a pair of Log Cabin Socks from Handknit Holidays--Erin would knit the pair for my mom, I would knit the pair for my dad.
And since my parents lived in Hong Kong, and shipping prices were through the roof, they weren't able to get their socks until I came for my visit. (Now you see why I am only talking about this now.)
Basically, I LOVE these socks. I want them for me, me, me. Yeah, that unselfish streak was very short lived. Here are the details:
Pattern: Log Cabin Socks
Source: Handknit Holidays, by Melanie Falick
Yarn: Berroco Peruvia in 7123
Made for: My dad
Needle Size: US 8 dpns
Date Started: December 15, 2007
Date Completed: January 29, 2007 (So they weren't quite finished for Christmas. I finished the second sock on the plane ride to Hong Kong.)
Modifications: My dad doesn't have the smallest feet. So basically I knit the large size with thicker yarn and bigger needles than the pattern suggests. It worked great. These socks are a perfect fit.
My mom and dad are a pretty cute pair. They only deserve socks that are just as cute as they are.