Well, I emailed my mom inlaw, asking what they wanted for xmas. I figured, if I'm going to make something again for them, they better damn well use whatever I make.
I gave her a list...sweaters, socks, slippers and such. She chose socks for the family. (I only need to impress her really, so her opinion matters)
So it looks like I'm giving socks for xmas. That's 4 pairs for the inlaws. I have the book Knit Socks! and ambition.
I feel bad that I can't make them nice wool socks, but they will live. There's always fixation and sock it to me. My list is looking like this:
MIL: socks. In a felted bag?
FIL: socks. With comfy slippers?
SIL: socks. With maybe a newsboy cap? Or another felted bag? She's not very stylish.
BIL: socks. With um, something from his amazon list?
Then there is my family. I'm not so certain on socks for them, but I can if I feel like it. I do owe my brother a hat.
Brother: Hat, socks?
SIL: Felted bag
Niece: Felted bag, or something really funky for a 16 yr old
So I need to go through my book, and pick out a few patterns to look at. Then see if I can knit socks proficiently. Hah.