Quilting has never been a hobby for me - always a business. Knitting socks fits the bill of hobby quite nicely, and I love the portability of having a small project with me to work on. It's amazing what can be produced while waiting for kids in Dr.'s or dentist offices, or waiting in the stands for Peter's hockey team to come onto the ice. These recently completed socks are for my 14 year old son whose feet have grown exponentially in the past year. It is no small feat to knit socks for these no small feet! The blue sock on top of the flax is one I made for myself. One sock for this kid is an entire ball of 4-ply Kroy yarn. I often wonder if Zdeno Charo's Mom knitted socks for him!