I love knitting the mystery sock from Through the Loops each year. I enjoy getting a clue a week. I seem to be able to knit much more quickly when on a deadline. I eagerly wait for the clue and hope to knit it before the next one. This year I was able to finish completely one sock in Socktober (October for those of you non-knitters).
I still have a foot to finish on the mate. I carry it with me all the time in the hope that I may find a few minutes to knit. My mom noticed the yarn this past weekend and asked what I was making. I told her socks, for which I know she has little appreciation. I was told last year when knitting my mystery socks that my mom thought knitting socks was a waste of time. Too bad the socks I was knitting at the time were for her. I promptly tore out the toe and reknit the socks to my size. This year when she noticed the socks, she adamantly denied such a rumor. She said she would love handknit socks. So, I am now franticly finishing the socks for her upcoming birthday. You have to be nice to your mom.