Tuesday, January 09, 2007
To The Unknown Sock Knitter
Thank you for the wonderful socks. They are so warm and wooly and cozy, and you did a lovely job of making them with their extra long cuffs and nice neat stitches. I didn't recognize the toe construction, and the heel is different than the way I do mine, but they fit perfectly over top a pair of thinner socks. They've been keeping my feet toasty all afternoon.
Okay, maybe you didn't have me in mind, exactly, as you knit these socks. Maybe they were for yourself, or meant to be a gift to someone else. I don't know how they ended up in the thrift store, barely worn, for 1.99, but I'm glad they did. I love wool socks, and I know how to wash 'em -- they'll go into the eucalan bath with all my other woollen hand-washables. Despite the 1.99, I know the time and effort and quality that went into making these, and they will be very happy here with me, and I with them.
Fun knitty thrift store finds: socks (yahoo!), cool gold coloured needles (I have a big jar of assorted needles), and funky pins (one of them is shaped like a pair of scissors).
I did it! I switched my blog over to the new format and lived to tell the tale. Now back to the sock I have on needles.