Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Socks!!! We were blessed yesterday with being able to join my friend Shirley and her whole family for Christmas dinner at her beautiful home. Nine adults ate way too much, talked a lot and got to share stories of our various childhoods at Christmas. She gave us a basket of what I thought were cookies when we left. Much to my surprise, when we got home and emptied the basket, buried under the various baggies of cookies were a new catnip mouse for Miss Boots AND a glorious pair of blue and white socks in an intricate Norwegian pattern for me. They fit perfectly and will be worn a lot. The basket is a perfect size for a sock project though I doubt I ever attempt anything as ambitious as what she gifted. Since she also used to make baskets, I'll have to ask if she made that also. Thanks Shirley!


9 comments:

Terry & Jonesy said...

Knock down beautiful socks! What a special gift!! Have a great New Year
Terry

Panhandle Jane said...

What a wonderful friend to make something like that!

Knitman said...

Now those I like!

Carrie K said...

Wow, those socks are awesome.

Sheila said...

Great socks. You are a very lucky friend!

Mari said...

what a wonderful surprise your friend gave you. Those are absolutely gorgeous :-)

FugueStateKnits said...

ooohhh aaaahhh! Gorgeous! Lovely! Lucky you:)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Joan
PS - you and a few others are knitting fiends! My head is spinning just watching all you get done in no time! Whew!!!!

junie said...

Those are might nice socks Anne. Beautiful knitting job. You have a great friend there.

Love your mittens. I haven't been brave enough to try any. At least not yet.

junie

Rebecca said...

I really LOVE those socks! What a very special gift indeed!