Since Dorothy is gracious, lively, a good sport and lots of fun, I chose bright, cheerful Regia Fusili sock yarn to match her personality. Over the Canada Day weekend, I got her started. She cast on with double pointed needles - "Oh these needles are so-o-o small" and explained to her about switching to stockinet stitch once the cuff was complete.
The goal was that she would finish the leg and be ready for heel help by the time I returned from Hearst. But things didn't quite work out that way.
When Dorothy came to visit after my return from the north, she brought with her the yarn - re-wound and a note. It started like this.
"Brenda, I don't think God intended for me to be a knitter. "
Been there felt that.
She goes on to say
"The cuff worked out fine but when I started to plain knit, I had holes and extra stitches and so gave up..."
Been there, done that.
The idea occurred to me, just before heading off to knit group on Thursday that I should knit her socks in time to 'gift' them to her when she comes to visit on Labour Day weekend. A brilliant idea considering our current heat wave.
And so, sock #1 is done.