The fact that I love making socks has never been a secret. I've been very open about my obsession of sock yarn. If you recall, I've even laid out my collection of sock yarn for the world to see.
The thing about sock knitters is as much as we love wearing our own creations, eventually we have to share the knitted love with those around us. I've found that when the recipient of knitted socks happens to be extremely fond of knitted socks, the world is your oyster.
"Look dear I bought 5 skeins of gorgeous sock yarn and this one is for you."
He is not thinking about the extra 4 skeins you bought but the pair of custom sized hand knit socks that he will eventually get.
DH loves the socks I knit for him. He refers to the department store socks as the "disposable ones". He even wears his hand knit socks for three days straight before giving them up to the laundry. Last night he was commenting on the pair that I knit for him, last month, for his birthday. They fit just right and are very soft. They have even felted slightly in the heel making that area even more soft.
I swear the whole time he was gushing about the socks, he was fondling them. What's a wife to do?????
Until next time
Yours in Yarn,