Purpose: Christmas present for my sister
Dates: January 2011 to December 2011
After seeing my first socks, my sister said she wanted some. I took the opportunity to try a new technique. I have never done any cabling before. I found the pattern as a free download on Ravelry and I picked out yarn that matched her work uniform.
The cabling was tricky and I tore the socks out and restarted countless times. I ran into tension issues, errors, and twice they were coming out too small. But all this re-doing was to my benefit. By the second socks, I had no issues and I now understand the technique.
I ended up giving them to her for Christmas and she loved them. It was so much fun seeing her excitement.