Monday, December 08, 2008

Speechless!

I took some lovely photos of these before I put them on (sorry, I don't think I've ever seen a terribly flattering self-portrait of feet in socks), but in my effort to be efficient with all the photos I have taken the last several days, I managed to delete them instead of save them (grrrr)!

In Friday's mail there was a package from New York. Wee Farmer Melanie is the only person I know out there, so I thought maybe she sent me something about schooling or parenting to encourage me in my job. Instead, I found these - my very first pair of handknit socks! I considered framing them since putting the results of so much labor on my feet seemed disrespectful, but since I have heard that people really do WEAR handknit socks, I put them on - and they fit perfectly. Melanie, I do not deserve such special treatment, but I'm thrilled!

From my humble, honored feet at . . .

13 comments:

Joanna said...

I really can't imagine what it feels like to wear handknit socks made for me, and they're beautiful, I love the colors. you're a lucky girl. :-)

A :-) said...

Oh my gosh - I think I forgot that you have never made socks - Now that you have some of your very own, you're going to want to be knitting them all the time ;-)

Those are beautious, and they're identical twins!!

Kara said...

Hey what about me? I live in NY? Okay I have never sent you anything... How nice is Melanie? Those are really beautiful, what a wonderful surprise.

Karen B. said...

Wee Farmer Melanie is a friend, indeed. Lucky you!

TigereyeSal said...

They are gorgeous, just like their new owner...

MiniKat said...

You know someone is a friend when they make socks for you. They are so pretty. :-)

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

I've been trying to talk someone into doing that for me for forever! lol very beautiful :)

Rayna said...

Those are beautiful! Lucky girl! :)

melanie said...

Just adding one more similarity to the growing list - now we both have handknit socks! Enjoy - and do be careful, they are addicting and might just inspire some knitting...

Delighted Hands said...

Beware-Once you own a pair of handknit socks it is hard to go back to 'regular' ones!

Becky Utecht said...

What a nice gift, beautiful handknit socks! Yes, once you've tried handknit socks, you're going to want lots more.

Jamie said...

What beautiful socks! And what a lovely friend!

Kathleen said...

Beautimous socks! I'm glad you have such a good friend who not only thinks of you, but also of your feet. I have a few pairs of handspun, handknit socks too, and they are pure luxury.