Witchy Poo Socks

You may recall that I abandoned the socks I started back in October. I loved the yarn – Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn – and I loved the colors and they were perfect for Halloween. For some reason, though, I just didn’t want to knit them. I set them aside and I moved on to other projects. They kept nagging at me, though, and I was determined to finish them by the end of the year. So in the week before Christmas, when my knitting time was, quite frankly, very limited, I began working on them again. And as I did I realized they were perfect for my friend Anne.

No one I know loves Halloween like Anne does and, after the year she has had, she truly deserved some hand knit sock love for Christmas. Of course, I don’t actually knit for Christmas, but I decided that Anne was worth it and I started hauling ass to get those socks done in time.

Here’s the funny and ironic part of the story, though. We get together with Anne and Tom most Sundays to watch football and we had plans to spend the 23rd together doing just that. I knew I could finish the socks in time for Christmas if I knit them during the game  and I didn’t really think anyone would notice them at all since I knit during most every game anyway. Wouldn’t you know, though, that Anne noticed and remarked on how cool they were. She even said, “those look like Halloween colors. Those are my colors.” I love her but I tell ya, in that moment, I could have smacked her. I just smiled, told her I had started them back in October but didn’t finish in time for Halloween, and kept on knitting.

I finished them on Christmas Eve morning and I photographed them in a cranberry crate full of antique ornaments. It seemed only fitting to use those ornaments as a backdrop since I got the inspiration for doing that from Anne.

I gave them to Anne that night when they came over for our annual Christmas Eve Open House and she loved them. They fit perfectly, thank goodness, and she wore them to my house last Sunday when she and Tom came over to watch football.

I just love it when a plan works out.

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Comments

  1. says

    I’ll bet she starts paying much closer attention to your knitting now :-) those socks turned out great…and kudos to you for getting them done in time!

  2. says

    I love it when a plan works! I love the ones I knit in those colors and I wear them all the time. Anne was definitely a deserving recipient! And I loved how you got them done on Christmas Eve.

  3. says

    Very good!

    In Louisiana we would wear those socks for Mardi Gras. Ann could party for Halloween, then come join us for Mardi Gras season. Wait… last night was 12th night…laissez le bon ton roule!

  4. Jeanne E says

    Those look great. I made the exact same pair!! Love Knitterly socks. The yarn is so yummy and I love the stripes. It
    feels so good finishing up those projects, doesn’t it?
    Have a great day.

  5. Jo-Ann says

    Anne definitely deserves the socks, and they look smashing on her :) I knew you’d get them done in time!

  6. says

    The socks are perfect for someone who loves Halloween and even more perfect for a dear and deserving friend! You did a lovely job of photographing them, too! Nicely done all around.

  7. says

    Lucky Anne, heh, heh. Beautiful socks Carole! I’ve got two Makepeace cranberry boxes (1964 date) and they are two of my most prized possessions!

  8. says

    Those are lovely, a very nice present. I agree with the people who say they can be worn now for Mardi Gras. Now you have me thinking I need Mardi Gras socks. . .apparently, any excuse will do, lol!

  9. Jo says

    It’s one of Murphy’s many laws–if you are counting on someone not noticing something, they invariably will! I am so glad all worked out well and you are in the process of getting your sock mojo back! The sock photos are wonderful.

  10. jill says

    Really nice! They remind me of Witchipoo from HR Puffnstuff (Do you remember that Saturday morning tv show?) You are a good friend!