My mom and I were chatting today while I was showing her how to use that fancy new kind of scarf yarn… it really is like cheating, you cast on 8 stitches by looping the edges of the yarn over your needle and just garter stitch for about an hour until it’s done.
I don’t know who this girl is, but you can see the way this scarf yarn works up…
My mom mentioned that she might make a new scarf for her friend Nancy (you might know her from the comments), since her dog ate her other scarf… then, just as a by the way, she told me that Nancy had asked her…. (dramatic music should be playing here…..)
TO FIX HER CASHMERE SOCKS BECAUSE NANCY WORE THEM OUT!!!
Joy!!! Nothing makes a sock knitter happier than this. Totally made my day.
Did you know that there are people who love my handknit socks, but never, ever wear them? And they even admit this to me. You know my friend Ann?
Her mom told me, right there on Skype, that she doesn’t wear her socks, she puts them out on her bureau as a reminder to pray for me. She can’t wear them because then they might wear out and then she wouldn’t have them anymore. I asked her, “How about I knit you another pair, and you can wear one and just keep the other?” … she said she wasn’t exactly sure she’d wear those either. I was tempted to ask her exactly how many pairs she would need to feel confident enough to be able to use those good wool socks to keep her toes warm in her cold Canadian winter….
But back to the subject of Nancy and her socks, I went right to my waiting-for-Christmas sock bin and picked out the very prettiest pair of cashmere socks I’ve made all year, and I’m sending them home with my mom for her. Because she really understands how to make a knitter happy.
Let’s see…. what else has made me happy today? George went to his little preschool today and came home absolutely filthy, which, in my opinion, means that he played hard outside and got to paint both on the same day, which is what preschool should be about…. My mom and I went to the furniture store and ordered a new sofa, to replace the one with holes so big that you can fit refreigerator letter magnets right through the upholstery…. we had my mom’s birthday cake, which was fun, especially for an eight year old who is such the perfect age for any celebration….
And Emily and I get to go to our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd class together tomorrow. My dad is taking Brian to a soccer tournament game, then zooming superfast to a violin audition, then back to the second soccer tournament game. My mom will be here to enjoy three of her grandsons. So maybe nothing will happen to equal the joy of Nancy WEARING OUT HER SOCKS, but it should be a good day nevertheless.