Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Socks and Daughters

I'm so proud of my knitting daughter ;) Growing up, she had no desire to learn to knit. Then, a few years ago when she was expecting her first child - my precious grandbaby Mason - the urge hit! Her first project was a scarf, her second project was a sweater! For her third project she wanted to learn to knit socks. Being the cautious mother that I am, I thought maybe she should get some more knitting experience under her belt before attempting small dpns on fine yarn (grin). Well, she got tired of waiting for Mom and showed up one day with a beautifully crafted sock and asked "Does this look right?" The sock bug had hit! Her second pair of socks were a lace pattern (grin). She is now teaching sock knitting classes at one of our local yarn shops and just a few days ago won her first sock competition with this sock:

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(The scanned photo highlighted the sock better than my digital camera did) The pattern is Denmark from Knitting On The Road and the yarn is the wonderful Soft Rock yarn (latest in the Socks That Rock line of yarns) from Toni Neil at The Fold, color is Cotton Candy. A close up of the stitch pattern is below:

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She also creates the most beautiful jeweled stitch markers...

A special thank you to our extended, online knitting friends who encouraged Nakia in her knitting endeavors (I think you know who you are!)

Congratulations, Honey! Love you ;)

8 comments:

Pamela said...

What a beautiful sock. I'm not surprised it won a prize.

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Cary,

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog! Your daughter is as beautiful as she is talented, and what a wonderful grandbaby! I so enjoyed reading about your family, your farm, and your life.

I hope you have a wonderful week and I will be checking out the Christian Artisans group soon. : )

Shelly in OK

chappy said...

gorgeous!
hugs,
chappy

Me said...

WOW that sock is truly a work of art - congrats on winning - just magical !

Shelley
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Theresa said...

WOW!!! Incredible sock! No wonder she won! Nice job!

Deborah said...

That sock is exactly what I've been looking for! My mother wants me to make her a pair of socks and that would be perfect, right down to the color! Unfortunately, Toni said she is out of that yarn right now.

Melissa said...

Those socks are gorgeous! I think I've got the sock bug too lately ... I'll have to look that one up!

Tallguy said...

Excellent work!! Beautiful shades of pinks. Workmanship is outstanding!

There is nothing hard about knitting socks, if you are new to knitting! You just do it all as part of the fun -- you have no fear! Oh, to be young and innocent again (sometimes)!