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Friday, October 27, 2006
It only seems fitting that I name this sock after my Gram. If you've been with me for a while you've heard several stories involving my Gram. She's the wonderful lady that taught me to sew, knit and crochet.
Occasionally I go to sit with her and I bring my knittng. She's always interested in what I'm working on. She never learned to read a knitting pattern but she can read a piece of knitting like no one else. Of course, she always picks up what I'm working on to figure out the pattern. It's not as easy for her now since the stroke but she can still do it.
The other day she was having a bad day so I brought my sock over and sat for a while. While holding onto my sock Gram told me stories about her mother-in-law who would knit socks for mill workers. The men would bring her money and the yarn. Throughout the day and over night my great grandmother would knit a pair of socks. The next day she would take the money and go into the city. Seeing how they lived on a farm, the city was a big deal.
Can you imagine? A pair of socks in one day!
Gram admired my sock quite a bit. But she had gone back to her blanket. I asked Gram if she wanted socks. Her eyes got huge. These socks? She whipped off her shoe and her own sock and slipped this one on.
Yeah, Gram, these are yours as soon as I get the other one finished. Talk about a happy lady. Not to mention the pattern from these socks came from an old pattern I found in one of her books. I've done this pattern a couple of times. With the other zig zag patterns out there I didn't think you all needed another. Still, this one is slightly different so I figured what they heck, you can't have too many free patterns. Right?
So these socks:
Will be for Gram as soon as they're done. I would have had them done if it hadn't been the week from hell here at chez Boogie. If you click the picture, you'll get the pattern.
Have a restful weekend everyone.
To prove this has been the week from hell. I noticed a typo in my pattern, so I fixed it and then my html creation program came up with a "fatal error". Ok, so I shut it down and restart. No biggie. Except that it took the razor's edge pattern and deleted it. I have a sneaky suspicion some other pages that were open might be gone too.
Hang tight. I'll get it back up there after I retreive my computer from the corner of the living room where I'm about to toss it.