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05-17-2009, 06:01 PM
I could kick myself! I made a pair of socks for my Mom (she's 93 and her feet get cold) out of a blue I wasn't using (mistake yarn) and a lovely soft grey. The blue made a nice pattern on it's own and the socks looked wonderful but I gave them to her before I even thought to photograph them... LOL!
Anyway, she loves them and wears them every day.
She has horrible feet - corns and bent toes for too tight a shoe when she was little and shoes just don't get too comfy for her. That's why she loves the socks...:woohoo:
And low and behold - if my daughter didn't visit her one day and ask her where she got the socks. Good grief, she actually liked something I'd made! :woot: :woot: (double hurray!)
otn - pair of legwarmers for my niece
fo - socks and a sweater

Jan in CA
05-17-2009, 08:11 PM

05-17-2009, 08:29 PM
Way to go, Tema! :heart: I should be so lucky to have a daughter like you!

Oh wait a minute, I DO! :happydance:

05-18-2009, 01:15 AM
oh u r lucky dear to knit for a 93yrs old mama ...i shud love to be in ur place ...thanks for the info

05-18-2009, 01:16 AM
what a great gift for your Mom, bummer about the pic but I am glad she is enjoying them

joan adis
05-18-2009, 07:42 AM
wow,what a Blessed ans jappy and proud mom. i have been trying for months to make socks. did you use the magic stitch, or regular. was the pattern simple? thanks Hugs Joan

05-18-2009, 09:53 AM
Well, that is very nice! :yay: Now, you just need to make a pair for your dd and take a pic of them to post :wink:

05-18-2009, 10:52 AM
That's really nice of you! My mom doesn't like socks; she says they're uncomfortable, so she either wears stockings of sandals. :teehee: Maybe she'll want some socks when she gets older.

05-18-2009, 01:37 PM
Next time you visit your mama photo the socks on her.

05-18-2009, 04:23 PM
LOL! Congrats! :cheering:

I've always wanted to know how to knit socks but I'm afraid I feel a bit intimidated by it. :help:

05-18-2009, 04:24 PM
Next time you visit your mama photo the socks on her.

*grins and nods enthusiastically*

05-18-2009, 07:38 PM
lexymarin--i know what you mean about socks, kinda scary. But--i finally decided it was the thing to do, a couple of years ago(after having knitted easy--(read"flat") stuff for several years, and it is really *fun*. The first time you turn a heel and it comes out right, you feel so clever, it's a bit like magic. Definitely start a pair. linknit41

05-19-2009, 07:52 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone!:hug:
The only pattern I ever have used (so far) is from Silver's Sock Class. I wrote the whole thing down on some small note pages and have them all #'d. I start the sock at page 1 and go to page 17... LOL!:thumbsup:
Can't wait to knit another pair of socks - these will be for myself since I don't have any... :teehee:
It sure is fun to hold two different colours of yarn together and see what comes out.

05-25-2009, 12:35 AM
Saw Mom this weekend and she kindly modelled the socks... so... ta da - here they are!:teehee:

05-25-2009, 09:22 AM
What a great story!!! They look great! Doesn't it make you feel wonderful to have a gift appreciated so much?

05-25-2009, 05:30 PM
You are so right! Don't I just feel like a million bucks! :woot: