We took a little winter vacation to get away from the snow and this is where we went. Isn't it lovely? Dusk is beautiful in Arizona. The backyard was just warm enough to sit and enjoy the scenery and wildlife. My Sister-in-law has a gorgeous desert mountain home on a golf course which she so generously lent us for a week.
I hadn't shown you my Christmas gifts (because the recipients read my blog). I made socks of course.
Both pairI knitted turned out lovely...except my husbands didn't fit.
He has a large instep and the socks fit too tightly there. Because the yarn was merino and silk and an investment, I wanted him to wear them and that meant they needed to be comfortable. So...
My knitting group cringed. They asked if it didn't hurt to rip back two lovely socks (size 12) just above the toe where the instep started.
I want him to wear them and so they need to fit. I now have a custom pattern just for him.
Here's the finished pair. Not nicely blocked but finished.
I couldn't resist taking a photo where I re-knit them.
Quite a different scene than the snow and ice where they were born.
No wool socks were needed in this winter weather, but unfortunately we had to go home.
And it snowed again yesterday. The socks were just what he needed.