Some knitting is content to stay at home the entire relationship, maybe watch a DVD, a late night or two, just generally content in its own complexity that it doesn't need to be treated out in order to feel special.
Some knitting is more demanding, expecting walks, movies, dinners out with your friends, public displays of progress, and some even crave education alongside their knitter.
Socks and scarves especially tend to fall in this later category.
But there is a category of knitting that is more demanding still, the famous "traveling sock
" is one of these. They require special locations where you don't take your "other knitting", to be entertained dramatically and constantly, and at some strategic point to become the center of attention for all involved in the trip knitter and non-knitter and non-tourist alike.
My mom's neighbor bestowed on me yarn that was to become one of the most demanding socks in progress that I have ever worked with.
This particular sock has demanded vacation with my family, Shakespearian theater, sightseeing, high tea, and a host of other refined and exciting treatments.
This is one picture of the sock that I have so far. I'll keep you posted as the pictures and adventures come in.