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To the knitter of the cute ribbed ankle socks lovingly made from Cascade Fixation which look as if they had never been worn or washed and feature a pretty slipped stitch heal an a perfect gusset with nary a whole… Thank you!

Selma is now the proud owner of her second pair of hand-knit socks from the local thrift store, for $1.50. I can’t imagine who would abandon this pair (did you think you were making them for yourself and they turned out a little small?)

My worst fear is that they were a gift for an ungrateful niece. If that is the case, don’t worry. They are now being worn and washed with care. We are grateful and your handwork is now appreciated.

I will continue to be on the lookout for abandoned handmade items. Here’s hoping the next pair will be in my size!

Are these your socks?

4 thoughts on “Are these your socks?

  • December 30, 2007 at 7:09 am

    Amy – I am glad that Selma liked the socks. Now I wish our uncle Adam liked his crocheted canadian cap as much! No way to tell though…unless I get a pic of him wearing it.

  • January 1, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Boy, you were lucky to find those! I adore hand knitted socks, but have trouble getting past knitting the first one – maybe this year I’ll get some pairs done.

  • January 1, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Every time I hit the thrift store, I leave feeling heartbroken for all the unloved homemade items that have been tossed aside. I’m so happy that someone else feels the need to rescue the items and give them some love!

  • January 10, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Lucky Selma, I say, now that I have fallen in love with socks knit with Fixation. Oh my, it really makes you wonder what the donor was thinking. Wear them well, Selma!

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