Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Time For Bed

Middle Sock 01
Originally uploaded by Miffy's Knitting

When I first started knitting I made a pair of bed socks for Middle. He wanted something knit for him although at the time I really didn't think he would wear anything I knit him in public (I was wrong there he loves his knitted hats and stole the last shawl that I made) so I went for bed socks.

I have never seen a pair of socks loved so much. He wore them and wore them all through the winter and often in the summer too.

Sadly though last Autumn one of them developed a hole which Middle didn't tell me about. This was fast followed by another hole in the other sock and then some unravelling, acctually quite alot of unravelling at which point they were handed to me with a request to mend them.

I mean't to take a picture of what he handed over, I'm fairly sure that once the unravelling started he helped it along somewhat, but of course I didn't get around to it.

However I have not gotten around to knitting him a new pair. Fortunately I had enough of the gorgous Mama Ocllo Baby Alpaca sock yarn left to make them.

I'm hopefull that if I can get a couple of evenings knitting in today and tomorrow I might have them finished for a Friday Finished Object post. You never know.

Now I've been and found Tami's site I'm going to link to her here, from Tami's site you'll be able to see what she and lots of other crafty folk are up to at the moment.  Do go see there's some loverly stuff out there. :)


Carole said...

What a lovely shade of purple.

Hope you get lots of knitty time to finish them.

Ginny said...

Yes, I agree a lovely colour. Looking forward to Friday FO!
I am a slow knitter, so it could be a while, for me.

Hello, I'm Vicki said...

gorgeous shade, those are very cute socks xx

Anonymous said...

That's a gorgeous color. They look comfy.

paula said...

How fun to give a knitted gift that's loved to death (literally!). Lucky for him, these look like they're nearly done. I'm always amazed at how fast the toes come together.

Marushka C. said...

You are definitely faster knitting socks than I am :-) Isn't it great when someone loves a gift and uses it as much as he did? He definitely deserves another pair!

Miffy said...

Thanks for the comments everyone.

I must agree the colour is gorgeous and I am quite jealous. I was going to knit myself a pair in the left overs from the first pair but hadn't gotten around to it before Middle needed it.

Fingers crossed for Friday. ;)

Affiknitty said...

It is wonderful to hear about hand knits being so well-loved! The deep color of the new socks is lovely.

Stacey said...

Yay socks! Isn't it funny how some folks don't notice the holes? :)

LladyLlamaFiberCo said...

Those holes can be so sneaky. How wonderful that he loved them so dearly though!

Tami Klockau said...

Thanks for participating in WIPW!! What a great story about the socks. Doesn't it feel amazing when someone appreciates all the work you've put into a project?