Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Muggle and His Socks



I'm sorry to tell you, but Mr. F C is a muggle. He does not 'get' knitting (among other things) at all. So, as I was sitting on the couch one night knitting away on wool socks (for my non muggle SIL & son), I asked Mr. F C if he would like me to make him a pair of socks as well. He mumbled something about not caring about any of 'that stuff', like I knew he would, but I thought it would be impolite not at least ask, don't you? So anyway, after I finished the first sock, I asked him to try it on b/c I know he wears about the same size as the others, and I wanted to see how it fit. He (totally out of character) muttered something about it being 'not a bad sock' (this is effusive for him) and handed it back. Well, I finished the pair a day or so later and asked him to try them again, and he never took them off (as you can see in the picture above). I have to admit, I do get some satisfaction out of knowing I've made a convert, you know? Is that wrong?

(This is an easy & fast sock pattern using worsted wool. Pattern found here and raveled here.)



ETA: This morning, as Mr. F C was packing to go to the deer lease, he noticed a pair of newly finished wool socks wrapped in a red ribbon on the dresser. He asked why I'd wrapped up 'his socks'. I told him they were a gift for one of the boys, then he asked if he could have them and I could make more. I was going to anyway but why spoil the moment ;-).

11 comments:

SusanB-knits said...

Cute! I've asked the same question and got the same answer. I did make him a pair of socks but they were a little big. Guess I'll try again.

Jodi said...

That's so funny! What a hoot. Thanks for the link to the sock pattern -- perhaps I can convert my husband to handknit socks, too. He is a big fan of handknit hats already!

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

And no problems with the kitchener stitch? Well done, you!

Lisa xo

Gigi said...

Oh thanks so much Ladies!
And Susan, you know you're responsible for converting me from a muggle to a knit witch ;-). See what you've done!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Oh that's so funny! They are very manly socks :) One more for our side.

SusanB-knits said...

hehehe, aren't hand knit socks wonderful?!

Denise said...

I love your socks :) I like the Hobby Lobby 'I love this wool', wonder if I've got enough time to knit some for hubby for Christmas?

Pom Pom said...

They DO look cozy! You are an amazing sock knitter now! Yahoo, G!

Gigi said...

Hi Lisa, the lovely Susan (her blog is 'SusanB-knits' in the comments on the left) taught me to knit socks about a year ago. She gave us her own pattern which has the most thorough and understandable directions for kitchener stitch (and every other part of the sock knitting). I'm still using her 'Basic Sock' pattern over and over - especially for all the women's socks I make using self striping/pattern yarns.

Susan, you should publish your pattern on Ravelry. It's so good -- a classic!

Hi Denise, these socks knit up so fast! I bet you (being the REAL knitter that you are) could finish a pair in one evening!

And thank you Pom for your kind comment (as always), but I'm not amazing -- at all! I still make plenty of mistakes, but just try to "keep calm and carry on" ;-)! I was watching "Julie & Julia" (again!) last night and love what the characters say about cooking being the 'thing' that got them through and gave them joy & purpose. I kind of feel that way about knitting -- maybe a little overstated. . . but maybe not?

Blessings,

G

stitching under oaks said...

Gigi, That is hilarious! He's a smart man...course he has a great woman knitting for him!

Deb said...

Well done. We need more converts. My husband is a recent convert to hand knitted socks too. Although he's still at the 'just for good' stage he wears them to any party that we go to and lift his pant leg for anyone who shows an interest.

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