Sound of tires squealing to a halt.
Car door slams shut.
Hurried footsteps on the path and a sharp rat a tat tat on the door, ‘Sorry Mum, can’t stop’ as these Emergency Socks and the poorly pair of socks from the previous post are thrust in her general direction.
Mother was quite lit up, and Father said, “Your a Bl**dy good knitter, you are Mandy”, my reply “Good grief Dad was that a compliment” (I can’t ever remember that happening before!) And he should know as his mother was an absolute whiz with the needles and kept them in rations with her knitting for payment.
Both were quite impressed with my mending skills, which pleased me greatly. Your never sure whether your work is up to standard so when its appreciated it does put a little spring in your step.
The emergency socks (and I do believe there is such a thing as a sock emergency – a little like a chocolate emergency except with socks, you know that you really Need, not Want, Need a new soft pair to caress your tootsies with) were my training aids for the knit club and I had hoped to stash them away for Christmas presents, but they were needed very much sooner than that.
I am particularly pleased with the matching toes.
The yarn is Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett colourway 4355 knit on 2.5 mm needles with a 60 stitch cast on.