While I was home on vacation at the end of June Mom and I went to the LYS and she picked out some sock yarn for me to make socks for her. They had Mountain Colors, which I hadn't seen but had heard wonderful things about it. One skein of the Winter Sky colorway later...
I started on size 0's, but the fabric was tighter than I like so I switched to 1's. My mom's feet are rather longer than mine so that was interesting! I kept thinking it was just entirely too much sock! I also tried to do a pattern on the legs for the frst time and had a really hard time getting the sizing right. I ended up frogging the leg on the first sock three times before finally going with stockinette with ribbing at the top. Mom also asked that the leg parts be longish, well longer than I like mine. So lots of kniting!
The yarn is incredibly yummy and they have such amazing colorways. Just a couple days ago I bought two skeins of it for a scarf that's been rattling around my head for a while. (which has now been started and I think will turn out well)
Sock close up!
I mailed them off to Mom and they are now traveling with her and my dad on their current work trip. I should ask her to take pictures of them there, that would be cool.