Thanks so much to everyone for all of the great suggestions for man socks - I've got lots to choose from now and I'll definitely be working through them over the year.
Last night gorgeous goddaughter Genevieve came round for our usual evening of pizza, SingStar (Abba!!) and chat. She has a few times expressed an interest in learning to knit but I haven't really pushed it because - well - I thought she was just flattering me to ensure she stays high on the handknit list.
But she mentioned it again and I decided to call her bluff. So somewhere in between the pizza and Abba we pulled out some needles and some gorgeous leftover cashmere Posh Yarn (get her hooked on the good stuff early) and got her started.
And look at this knitting! She's a natural!
She did some garter stitch, some stockinette and then finished off the lesson tackling a couple of rows of ribbing.
I'm looking for an easy-ish first project for her which we'll start next week. Will she take knitting up seriously? Who knows. But it's a fun diversion for now and something for her to do when I force her to sit through Gone With the Wind.