I assume everybody who reads the comments knows Esther. Esther knits mittens like I knit socks. The big difference is that most of my socks go to my family and friends, but she mostly gives her mittens to poor schoolchildren and homeless people with cold hands up in Rhode Island where she lives…
Many months ago we made a plan. Between the two of us, out of 8 balls of Mini Mochi, we’d make 4 mittens and 4 socks. Then we’d each have a pair of each. Of course the mittens she made for me have been here for months, and I just finished her socks today.
Poor Betsy. I’ve been working on her socks (rather boring taupe cashmere) for ages, and they keep getting put aside for other things… but the current distraction is Flusi socks for her very own # 4 child, Rom, so perhaps she won’t mind another delay.
In celebration of their 60th anniversary of making special sock yarn, the Regia folks got authorization to reprint a darling children’s book about socks, and they’re selling six colors of sock yarn to match the socks in the book.
Danny tells me that it’s obvious that a pair of socks from Flusi yarn need to be made from two different colorways. When one little boy gives an old mama advice about socks for another little boy, it would take a really good reason to ignore it. Therefore Rom is getting a rather odd “pair” of socks.
So Betsy, Rom’s socks are done to the heels…. I need his foot length to finish them. I guess I might knit a few more rows on your socks meanwhile… until something ELSE distracts me.