Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sock Monster

I am a selfish, selfish daughter who doesn't love her mother.

Originally Mum said that the two pairs of woollen socks I'd knitted her were enough. Now that she's refusing to go away for winter, she thinks she might need some more socks - NOW!

That's not how she expressed it. What she said was how lovely these faux-isle socks are,
socks

just perfect for chilly mornings at the gym and lovely as bedsocks as well - not too hot - and isn't it a shame that she doesn't have other colours and didn't she buy some sock yarn in Nundle last year?

This yarn, as it happens. P1010002_1

The irony of her wanting me to knit fine yarn on tiny needles into bedsocks for her is not lost on me.

7 comments:

librarylass said...

So will these become the 'socks of guilt' where you knit them secretly, then wear them secretly, so as not to arouse her suspicions? Because I think you kinda deserve faux-isle socks for your feet. :D

TinkingBell said...

So do I!!!!

I'd suggest bedsocks in - JET!!!!!

Jejune said...

I'd go with the secret socks as well - finish those for yourself, and use something nice and chunk for bedsocks!!

Taphophile said...

Nah, she'll get her new socks in her new yarn, but when I'm good and ready.

Donna Lee said...

I gave my aunt a pair of socks that I slaved over and I didn't think she was all that impressed. Until she was in the hospital and told me how much she liked them and I should "put her on the list" for more. Guess who gets the self patterning socks I was making for myself? Not me that's for sure. How do you say no to a woman having heart surgery.

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

Looks like your mum is as subtle as a train wreck!

2paw said...

Oh yes, I understand completely. It is the same way that my doesn't-want-a-shawl-mother now desperately neeeds one because I made one for my aunt!! Sigh....