My 11 year old son is a big fan of hand knits. In the heat of summer, when we were melting on the porch, he mentioned that he wanted a new sweater for the fall (wool, solid colour, gansey style, no frills) and has been eyeing my socks.
He's a bright lad and has already figured out that nothing makes me happier than to knit for my family. So I thought I'd go one further and make him some socks. I know it's a bit of a gamble to knit socks for kids as they are so hard on their clothes but what's life without a little risk.
I also wanted them to be a secret - a christmas present perhaps. So I decided to knit them from work. Brilliant! He'd never see them here and then I could just bring them home and tuck them under the tree. So I cast on at work one day and started knitting him socks.
The thing about knitting at work is I have very limited window of opportunity to get anything done. It's just over lunch. So this sock has taken me about a month to knit - lunches only, Monday to Friday.
Today I finished the first sock, sat back and had a good look at it and you know what? I have run right into the issue with knitting for kids.
My son grew. The socks won't fit.