I’ve finished the first of Dad’s socks. Unfortunately, I’m running a little later than I’d hoped, and didn’t finish the pair in time to post yesterday to make it to Dad for his birthday on Saturday. (Don’t worry – contingency plans for an alternative present to arrive on the day have been enacted!)

I’ve adapted the Conwy pattern by Nancy Bush. I first knitted a sock in this pattern some years ago, back in my early sock knitting days, but it came out way too small for me. Dad’s feet and mine are roughly the same size, so this time, I used larger needles, and I didn’t do the decreases to shape the leg. I figured that the rib/cable pattern will shape to his leg, and allow for any ankle swelling he might get.

Conwy by Nancy Bush.

Now, I’m working on sock 2 – and hoping to have it finished so I can post them on Monday. Sock 2 should be quicker, as I’m not stressing about the size, and I’m more familiar with the pattern. And, thanks to Ravelry, I have notes about the mods I made and how I knitted the heel and the toe, so sock 2 can end up looking at least similar to sock 1!

On other matters, my niece loved her lacy fingerless mittens, and her two friends who were there when she opened the parcel loved them, too!