Monday, October 01, 2007

It Pays To Wash Your Socks By Hand

About a week ago I had the following conversation with Jen:

Me: So, I'm making these socks with Jaeger Extra-fine Merino and I just know I'm not going to wear them, because I don't really like the red that much.

Jen: Well, who can you give them to, someone in your family?

Me *sighing*: I dunno. I can't think of anyone who would understand that they have to be hand-washed. I mean, I put all this work in and I'd hate for someone to not wear them because they have to wash them by hand.

Jen: What about Angie? She understands fabric.

Me: Jen, Angie washed Luc's cellphone.

Jen *laughing*: Oh, yeah... that's right.

Me: I just don't kno... *trailing off*, wait a second... Jen?

Jen: Yeah?

Me: You like red.

Jen *excitedly*: Yes, yes I do.

Me: And you understand about hand washing socks.

Jen: Yes, I understand it's important.

Me: Then it's settled. These socks are yours.

Jen: Really?!?!? I didn't want to say anything, but I LOVE RED!


These are Jen's socks.

Pattern: French Child's Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush. I haven't knit a heel flap in YEARS, but because I have to stick to the recipe (a story I'll need to tell here some time), I decided to suck it up and knit the flap. And I have to say - I really like the way the pattern goes down the flap.

Handwashing may be tedious, but it pays off in the long run.


  1. those are pretty socks - Jenn is a lucky gal!

  2. heh heh I just read this entry - I can't believe I came that close to some hand knit socks. Unfortunately it is true. They would be felted almost immediately in my washing machine. Sigh...
    I'm still laughing about the cellphone - Luc who is sitting next to me still ISN'T.