There 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.
It’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.
We 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.
They 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.So 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.