I am no longer a sock virgin.
The daughter and I had a wonderful time at Amy's Big Leap Party. As usual, the knitters were warm and friendly so, she felt welcome. When I asked her if she wanted to go home, she replied that she was enjoying listening to everyone's conversations. What was supposed to be "We'll just drop by for twenty minutes," became two and a half hours. The new Lettuce Knit is beautiful and Amy was glowing (with pride and champagne).
So she wouldn't get too bored, I bought the daughter a ball of yarn and a pair of huge needles - the only kind she likes. She chose this gorgeous Misti Cotton. It feels like heaven. The 17% silk makes all the difference. Laura let her use the ball winder. (Now she's convinced that we need one. She may be right). Then I cast on 16 stitches for her and she started another of her big loop, garter stitch scarves. She's still at the stage in knitting where she needs to see fast results or she gets discouraged. This is just fine - all part of the process.