A few months ago, Adam happened to look over my shoulder as I was pawing through my secret sock yarn stash (which is completely separate from my regular sock yarn stash — it usually contains skeins that are destined to be knit into gifts or are super special skeins being saved for the perfect project) and saw my Time Traveler yarn.
These little balls of coveted squishiness were actually supposed to be knit into Christmas socks for Adam — but I figured I could easily dash off a pair of socks for him now and he’d be better equipped for camping with the Scouts this fall.
Surprise, surprise. Adam’s feet are now just about as big as mine so there’s no longer any sense of whipping up a pair. This is now a serious investment of both time and yarn (no more squeezing a pair for both Adam and Leah out of 100 grams).
The yarn is Felici from Knit Picks in the Time Traveler colourway, clearly taking its inspiration from the Doctor’s famous scarf. (This reminds me that I still have a lot left to knit on my Doctor Who scarf — I need to bring that project back into my knitting rotation.)
I love this self-striping yarn for kids’ socks; the pattern can be kept simple for mindless (if no longer exactly quick) knitting and the yarn works out to less than $15 for the pair, keeping it reasonable for socks that aren’t going to last more than a season before they’re outgrown.
Of course, knowing Adam, he’ll stretch how long he can wear these socks and will be trying to shove his feet in them long after they should be retired — that is, until he discovers that I have four more balls of this yarn tucked away!