Monday, November 18, 2013

A Simple Sock and A Simple Story

From this:

Photo courtesy of The Loopy Ewe (though I got my yarn at Ewe Knit in TO)
To this:



Feet courtesy of my mother (Note: they'll fit better when they're washed and dried)
Adorbs, yes?

And by way of brief anecdotes: Today, while we were out, my mother was asked about her form of insurance. When she told the requester that it was Medicare, the woman looked dubious. She asked again. My mother answered. And then she asked a third time - at which point my mother (having a bit of chemo brain) was convinced she had forgotten the name of her insurance provider. Turns out, as we detangled the matter, that the woman thought my mother was "no older than 40" (Medicare only kicks in at age 65)?!?! When I disabused her of the misunderstanding, by advising her that I (the daughter) am already 43, she disdainfully looked me up and down and retorted with "Well, I thought you were her friend."

Hmmm...

At least one of us is looking young.

So, what do you think of the socks??

37 comments:

  1. I love those socks. The colors are great together and the repeat on the yarn gives them a wonderful design. I hope your "friend" enjoys them.

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    1. Thanks! And my friend is def. enjoying them :-)

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  2. Ha! Hilarious story. Too funny! I love the socks and especially the yarn!

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    1. Oh, it's only hilarious cuz you're not the daughter :-)

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  3. P.S. Are you still using Magic Loop -- I'm sick of my DPNs!

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    1. I am! I haven't ever worked with DPNs but I think I'm about to start (for a pair of gloves). I'll let you know which I find easier.

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  4. Great socks! Hilarious story!!! I bet that made your mom feel really good though. :-)

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    1. Thanks Debbie! It did make my mum feel good :-)

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  5. Fabulous. On many levels. My thoughts go out to your mother, you, and your familjy in dealing with this. Remain strong.

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    1. Thank you Marcy. We are having as much fun as possible under challenging circumstances. But we realize things could be much worse...

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  6. You really whipped those socks up quickly, didn't you? They look great and they must be almost as pleasing to your mom as being thought under 40! ;-)

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    1. I did! Sometimes I just get in the sock mood. I have to be honest, sock-making is really growing on me. How many words will I have to eat!?

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  7. i want to learn how to knit just so i can make socks... those are so cute!

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    1. I taught a friend of mine at work for exactly the same reason. Now she just makes socks and loves it.

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  8. Ouch!

    Beautiful socks - love the way the colours play together.

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    1. Ouch indeed :-) The colours are seriously cheerful - you should source some of this yarn.

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  9. I love the striping that's going on with that yarn!

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    1. Isn't it so pretty?! And easy. The colour repeat is short so you don't have to worry about one sock being super diff from the other.

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  10. I'm sorry, but I did laugh at the story about your "friend". To be honest though, I think the gal was simply being spiteful and didn't actually see you as being the same age as your mom.

    The socks are gorgeous! I'll bet your mom loves them! :-) I seriously need to find a friend that will knit me awesome socks, since I've tried several times and knitting just isn't one of my talents.

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    1. Oh, no worries - laugh away. :-) I suspect you could actually knit very well if you had the time and inclination. Leave it for when you turn 40. That's what I did.

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  11. So you both look no older than forty. Go with that. It's a kind of compliment. Better for your Mom but...

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    1. OK, that is another interpretation but, I'm telling you, that's not how the woman meant it :-)

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  12. Beautiful socks - love the colors!

    Think of it this way: you've reached the age where the women in your family magically stop aging.

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    1. Hilarious! That's the best view on this ever. :-)

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  13. Those are lovely. Such a nice mix of colours and I love the white stripes.

    My mom had a similar moment with her mom. Sadly, they were not under the illusion that my grandmother was any younger than she was, they just thought this was her sister visiting her at the nursing home. Mom dyed her hair the next day. I don't get it because my mom has great skin.

    You are the friend of someone who is no older than 40, then you too must be under 40. That's not such a bad thing either.

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    1. I am a total proponent of hair dye :-) In fact, till my mother shaved her head, she'd gone grey and it was terribly aging. We all know this now because of how much younger she looks simply minus the hair!

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  14. This yarn is delicious and the socks do look adorable. As for the story, I can see why it is funny to me but no to you :( I bet your mom felt good about that one!

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    1. I think, at first, it was as confusing to her as anything. After we sorted it out, then it was "a great story".

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  15. What a funny story. Your mom's feet look adorable. Nice job on those socks.

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  16. Funny (to others) story and wonderful socks. I too would love to learn to knit just so I could make cozy wool socks.

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    1. Hey Jane: Read my next post - it might be just the thing!

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  17. OMG, that is a funny story! Silly lady. Good on your mom for looking so young.

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    1. Hey - I don't know how much my mum can take credit for those genes :-)

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  18. This happens with a friend of mine and me. We are two days apart in age...and she's the younger. People never, ever believe us. Its mortifying!
    They are great socks!

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    1. Honestly, it's not fun! Join us for the sock KAL, won't you?

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