Saturday October 18th 2014, 10:28 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knit,LYS

(Updated to a daytime picture that does justice to the socks.)

Debbie was coming all the way from Fairfield for a quilt show and sent me a message: Purlescence was having an eighth birthday party tonight and that would be afterwards, so could we meet up there?

And so we did, and we found ourselves a quiet corner a bit apart from the crowd and talked for over two hours, swapping stories, catching up, belonging in the best way that friends do, a too-rare moment together. I adore her to pieces.

She reminded me of something I had utterly forgotten: she had asked me awhile back what color socks I wished I had.

Oh blue, definitely blue, any blue, wait wait wait you don’t have to…! (She wanted to.) Well then no time pressure ever and if it ever happens I would love it and if it doesn’t don’t ever feel guilty.

She had me try the first one on and it fit as if I’d been next to her through every stitch. We both cheered! She finished the very last bit of the second one right there on the spot (I loved it, that would so have been me, too) and ran the ends in, then made me take the first back off my feet–it’ll be stinky, I warned her with a grin, you sure, it’s been on that foot now, y’know–and she ran the end in on that one, too. And I sat there with the prettiest socks on in the whole entire yarn store, prouder than anything and just amazed and happy and grateful and wow. Thank you Debbie! There’s a lace pattern curving around it and I’ll try to show it off better later.

I have very happy feet.

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Happy, happy feet! Gorgeous colored feet wrapped up in generosity and love. Cheers.

Comment by Marian S. 10.18.14 @ 11:36 pm

Those are soooo you, Alison. I thank her for gifting you such a fitting gift.

Comment by Channon 10.19.14 @ 7:05 am

Lovely. And here I was, thinking that you had finally gotten around to knitting socks. LOL. My bright red shawl is done, just in time for Christmas in Salt Lake to see “Savior of the World”.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 10.19.14 @ 7:47 am

That’s my girl!!! What a lovely and caring daughter I have! (yes I can brag, being her mom and all! 🙂 ) And no doubt, Alison, you FEEL the love and caring in every stitch. I’m so glad you two could spend time together – a gift to BOTH of you! Much love ~ Gelene

Comment by Gelene 10.19.14 @ 9:26 am

Great socks!
So good to see you at the birthday party last night! I knew you were catching up so didn’t want to take your time away from Debbie, but we need to catch up sometime!

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 10.19.14 @ 11:47 am

Those are some of the prettiest feet I’ve seen in a long while!

Comment by twinsetellen 10.20.14 @ 4:10 pm

Love it! (I knit socks for everyone else, but no one ever knits socks for me. Now how do I make friends with Debbie . . .)

Comment by Lanafactrix 10.24.14 @ 10:34 pm

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