Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Socks that Croc!
On doing an inventory of my own socks, I've discovered that there are 15 pairs to chose from on any given day. Not to mention, socks in progress. You know what they say, once you go handmade socks, you never go back! Boy is that a true statement! I absolutely love the feel and look of handknit socks. I even knitted the husband a pair, which he promptly proceeded to lose one. Needless to say, he was banished from the knitting queue! About four months later, he found his other sock and all was forgiven but I still hesitate to knit him another pair. He has to regain my trust! I mean you really have to love someone to make them a pair of socks (estimated 33,000 stitches in average pair) and they WEAR OUT! Say it isn't so.
Usually I wear Crocs or some other kind of handmade sock friendly shoe and love to see them peeking out under my jeans. I feel so decadently wonderful and luxurious. I made my darling mother-in-law pink silk socks in a lace pattern and they made her giggle. It was so cute. As a girl in Holland during WWII she had to make socks and hated it as they were always boring colors and very plain. So these are something new for her.
In the near future, I might be adventurous enough to take a photo of my sock yarn stash. Boy, I see a moment of truth in the making!