Today is David's birthday. He got a card from his friend and the card said,
"It's your birthday, and I think it's great that we're friends who can grow old together."
Inside of the card said, "You First!"
I thought that was a fun and cute card.
I didn't get him a card. But I did give him a gift first thing this morning, the secret project -
Pattern - My own, Red Sox Socks
Yarn Used - Almost 2 balls of Cascade Fixation in red and .5 ball in white
Needles - Option size 2
Gauge - 6.5 sts per inch
Knit - January 31, 08 to February 19, 2008
I knitted this toe up using my usual magic cast on, increased to the amount of stitches needed and switched to red until the heel, which I put the front on another needle to hold the stitches and joined with the white to do the short row heel. After the heel, I picked up the red and knitted the leg and did the 2x2 rib with red and white with red as knit and white as purl. I also knitted both socks at the same time so I can make sure they are the same size.
Since this was a surprise, I had to figure out another way to measure his feet - Socks here I come. I took one of his dress socks and used it as a template for the socks. I was very afraid that they are not going to fit at the cuff because of the carrying yarn in the back, but it was perfect. The socks will go perfect with the 4 tickets at Fenway playing the Yankees.