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April 30, 2007

Socks for the girls

Sarah tells me it was about 3 years ago when I went to her house with a new to me catalog from Knit Picks. They had sock yarn at the unheard of price of less than $3.00 a skein! I had her choose a color and promised her a pair of hand knit socks.

Sarah chose a lovely color combination named Snapdragon. I dutifully ordered 2 skeins and cast on. That was the first sock. I believe it was lost on a trip to Virginia. It was ok because I had only knit a couple inches of the cuff. I ordered more Snapdragon.

A second sock was cast on. Something was wrong with that skein of yarn, as it kept breaking. I threw it away and ordered more Snapdragon.

After knitting the third sock almost to the toe, a cup of coffee was knocked off the side table by my chair. Of course, it spilled into the knitting box, containing Sarah's yarn and sock. I ordered more Snapdragon, this time with a few extra skeins. I put it away for awhile.

When Sarah moved here, I told her the sock stories. It turns out they were fighting me because I was knitting full socks. Sarah only wants snapdragon footies.

So, as Miss Chloe would say, TA DA...


The socks are no longer fighting me. With the extra that I bought, I will have enough yarn left over to knit Kaity and Cloe each a pair!

Posted by Angi at April 30, 2007 01:01 AM


Guess what?
I'm knitting Mariah a pair of short socks out of the very same yarn at this very same time!

Of course I didn't have all the trouble that you have had.


Posted by: Viki at April 30, 2007 09:16 AM