Friday November 30th 2007, 11:41 am
Filed under: Friends,Knit

Jasmin knits socks. Saying that is like saying I knit a little bit of lace from time to time: Jasmin. Knits. Socks!

When she made some comment about a month ago about how her sock drawer had run out of space and gee, she was going to have to ditch some pairs, maybe Goodwill, I had no doubt she was joking, and I joked back at her that I could help her find a better use for them than that.

She showed up at Purlescence last night with the cardigan I’d left behind at her house (oops, and thanks) and five pairs of socks. Which she already knew would fit me because she’d already made me a pair.

Jasmin’s socksI was stunned. She loved it. I protested. She threatened Goodwill again, and told me this batch was for me. Now for anyone who has ever thought me a generous person, I tell you, the true me burst right out and said to the group something like “Mine all mine bwaahaahaa” and it was about another hour before I asked a couple of people, individually (and, they will note, quietly–I didn’t say it too loud) that they seemed to have about my size feet too if they’d like some. They just laughed me off.

Some friends, you can do all the nice things you could ever possibly think of for them, and you’ll still never catch up.

(p.s. For the non-knitters reading this: I never understood why someone would bother to knit socks, something that would wear out after all that work to make them, till the day someone handed me her sock as she knit the other one and said, Here. Put this on your foot. You’ll see.

And wow did I.  Instantly.  There is simply no comparison between that and anything machine knit. I still don’t love to knit sock yarn on size 0 needles, but oh, do I love handknit socks.)

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The surprise on your face last night was fun to see, and reading your post brought a smile to my face again today. Enjoy the socks!

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 11.30.07 @ 1:40 pm

Yey for you! Great socks. Nice to see you get a knitted gift! Handknit socks are the best! Enjoy

Comment by Vicki 11.30.07 @ 2:38 pm

Wow! So cool. Wish I’d have seen that one!

Comment by no-blog-rachel 11.30.07 @ 4:06 pm

How wonderful for both you and Jasmin.
I’ve never had a handknit sock – DPN’s
scare me so!! Wear and enjoy.

Comment by Sue H 11.30.07 @ 6:08 pm

You are 100% correct. Once you wear hand-knit socks, you’ll never want to go back.

Comment by Amanda 11.30.07 @ 8:08 pm

Wow, those socks look toasty! Wear them well!

Comment by Toni 12.01.07 @ 5:18 am

My husband’s feet are about a size bigger than mine, and I’ve measured all four of our feet, and do gauge swatches, yet when I go to make socks for me they almost ALWAYS ends up his size. I don’t mind knitting him socks, I love that he appreciates them, but I really need another pair for me! I think I’ll make a very feminine pattern next time, maybe that will convince my subconscious they are really truly mine.:-}

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How nice for you. My little sister and I have discussed knitting socks. I will send her a link to your blog and maybe she’ll want to give socks a try. We are just beginner knitters, but maybe we can be convinced to knit our own socks. I read your previous post also. Your older sister is missing a chance to know you even better than before. I love reading blogs and it looks like I’ll have to start reading yours.

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