Yesterday I received a request from the newlyweds for some knitted socks. I was very happy to oblige and went to find my needles and some sock wool immediately. Even though I have several much larger knitting projects on hand, I am always ready to put those on hold whilst I knit another pair of socks.
A sock on four little needles sits quite contentedly in a messy handbag and can be very useful to allay the nerves whilst waiting at the dentist. They come in handy when the husband decides to take a quick stop at a farm machinery place and spends more than an hour discussing the merits of John Deere tractors.
Hand knitted socks are the perfect gift for a special person when you want to show them they are loved and thought of, and they last longer than a bunch of flowers.
They are also the perfect project to be knitting when you happen to be watching a particularly romantic movie like " love actually", "you've got mail" or "message in a bottle" of which I have seen recently and sniffed my way through all three.
The knitting of them can be quite addictive !