Sock Sisters Sortie

ImageThere is a group of mamas, all bloggers (except I probably don’t count in that category any more not having posted since November), some with the T 21 connection, mostly homeschoolers, all just amazing friends from all over North America.  We refer to ourselves as the sock sisters.  Here is the secret… when you see a photo in one of their blogs of their feet, encased in a hand knit, often very bright pair of socks, that is a clue to the rest of us that whichever mama posted it is calling upon her sisterhood to support her in some way… rejoicing about a new pregnancy, covering her with prayer on a mission trip, whatever.

ImageIt’s not that often that more than two of us can get together at a time.  But this weekend, FOUR sock sisters were in the same place at the same time, for a couple of days of knitting, talking, crying, more knitting, giving lots of advice, not sleeping enough, and knitting some more.

ImageWe had a wonderful time knitting for another sock sister who couldn’t be with us in person…  We were all able to knit rows of baby Dash Hampton’s sweater, so that four sock mamas could be wrapping him in pure woolly goodness, not just one.  Image

And we laughed and laughed.  Ann, Elizabeth and Ginny have such huge hearts and are so full of love that it just overflows into laughter (and tears) all the time.

ImageThey convinced me to start blogging again.  They said I have too much to say and need to share it.  I’m worried it would take away from my knitting time, but since the sock sisters sortie socks are done and distributed, and Kelle’s baby sweater is finished, I can make it work.   Besides, I need to tell you the STORY of Kelle’s baby sweater, complete with photos of the sheep that the wool came from.  And I need to tell you about Brian’s birthday last week, and all his arduino adventures, and since Sam’s not on facebook, I need to keep you up to date on his adventures.  Emily does amazing things on her blog, she has the best photos, but I need to give you the inside scoop on the stories.  Then George, of course.ImageSo this picture has nothing to do with the sock sisters weekend, other than no matter what a wonderful blessing it is to have so much time to just play with your friends, I still missed my baby.

But here you go.  The ” currently in Charlotte”  subsegment of the sock sisters, together all too briefly, Ginny and Ann have already left for South Carolina, and Elizabeth Foss is going to help me with a Suzuki violin day tomorrow, then she flies back to VA…. SOB.  But we’re never truly apart when we wear our socks.

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21 thoughts on “Sock Sisters Sortie

  1. Wonderful! I don’t blog so if I’m a sock sister then it’s by adoption. 🙂
    In an hour or so I will leave for a Toastmasters contest. I am merely chairing, not competing. But I will don my beloved ESD-knit Mini Mochi rainbow socks and cover my sock sisters in prayer today from RI.

  2. Elizabeth, Thank you for blogging and sharing a bit of your life with us. Your mom updates me on you and the family, but it’s not quite the same as hearing from you. Besides, I’m certain she forgets some things. 🙂 I wore out the pair of wool socks you gave me, so your mom replaced them. I have really needed wool socks this winter season that is holding warmer weather at bay.

    Love and prayers.

  3. Not a day, goes by that I don’t stop and smile and lift you up in prayer. My boys surround me in joy and LOVE and YOU!! were/are a HUGE part of that! It will be so good to hear more ALL about you!! Putting your precious face to my prayers! ((((BIG HUGS)))) from ALL the Archers!! :o)

  4. Such a beautiful group of sock sisters! I love that you have these dear friends, Elizabeth. And I adore them for encouraging you to blog. You do have lots to say, and I absolutely love getting news from you!

  5. SO – SO – SO happy to hear from you and see your smiling face. How wonderful that you and your friends are able to spend great time together. May the Peace of Christ be with you all.

  6. So happy you are back. I keep you and your family in prayer. Sounds like you and your friends had a wonderful “time away” So glad for you.

  7. I was so very pleasantly surprised to see a blog post from you in my inbox this morning! I can’t wait to hear your stories!!

  8. I am so happy to see you dear. I keep your blog in my reader even though it’s been silent because I knew some morning there would be a surprise post…and what a blessed surprise. Yes, you have lots to say and a joyful way of saying it, please continue blogging.

  9. Yay! I’m so glad you’re back! I have been praying for you and missing your blog posts! And best of all your old posts convinced me to start knitting. 🙂

  10. So glad your Sock Sisters convinced you to start blogging again…your words are always cherished and needed!
    You are definitely blessed with some inspirational friends too! Although I have never learned how to knit, you and your family are always in our thoughts and prayers!

  11. Glad you are back! I have missed your writing! I was inspired to start knitting because of your tutorial for Larkspur. I love that you pray when you knit. I will keep praying & knitting too.

  12. soooo happy for you, friend ! although just a teensy bit (okay a lot) jealous that I’m one of the missing sisters. boohoo. kelle, susanna, esther and I will have to make an appearance next !

  13. oh those pretty socks and the beautiful colors too. Please keep posting, maybe, maybe I might find the time again to sit back and relax and knit…. Happy to see you back and active again!!!!

  14. So glad to see you posting again! What beautiful socks you ladies have. Keeping you always in prayer. Hope your family has a very blessed Easter!

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