Monday, February 26, 2007
Ugly Betty Goes to Afghanistan
If you've been reading my blog from the beginning, you'll know that I have this singleton sock I call the Ugly Betty Sock. The yarn is nice quality, and the sock was knit well, but that colourway just didn't turn out the way I was hoping. It seems to lack a sense of...style. I declared the sock to be a permanent orphan since I had no intention of knitting a second one.
Until I was reading Joan's blog and discovered that they need socks in Afghanistan. And they like bright colours. I put all other projects on hold and cast on for a small pair of teal/marl socks in Cascade 220. Finished the first teal sock this morning and remembered dear Ugly Betty. Now why shouldn't she get a chance to warm feet like she was meant to do?
So I have one of each, and a second Betty on the needles. I'm hoping to have both pair finished up by Wednesday to allow a week for the mail delivery.
If you are interested in whipping up a pair of socks for some school children in Afghanistan, you can get all the details here.
Daisy says she doesn't need socks but is always happy to receive apples.