January 21, 2008

Socks for Charlotte


Charlotte, originally uploaded by alicethelma.

As an early graduation gift, I gave my niece a pair of Bells & Whistles socks - with the stipulation that she had to model them for me, of course. I actually made these socks back in December 2006 when I first quit smoking (yes, it’s been over a year!). They’ve been stored in my sock drawer ever since because the truth is they were way too big for me. Can you imagine? Socks too big for a bigfoot like me?

I considered ripping them out and knitting another, smaller pair with the lovely sock yarn that my dear friend Janet brought me all the way from Newfoundland. In the end, I just couldn’t bear to annihilate all the pretty pattern work I labored over.

Then it hit me. The only person with bigger feet than me is the “cool drink of water” six foot tall Charlotte. Don’t they look great on her?

It’s always nice to find the right owner and perfect match for my hand knit socks. My goal is to make socks for all the people I love most in the world. However, the next pair is for me and it’s coming soon. Stay tuned.


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