Sock Musings

I am in the process of making  my hubby, Rob a pair of hand-knit socks. I am making them out of really comfy, really thick red tweed yarn – which should (when they are done), make his feet feel insanely warm and cozy.

The pattern isn’t anything too taxing so I don’t have to stay too focused on it – which leaves lots of opportunity for me to get lost in my thoughts. I have been thinking a lot of my grandmother, who passed away eleven years ago-way before I learned to knit. I know that she would have taken a keen interest in my crafting and would have gotten a kick out of the handmade gifts that I never got a chance to make her.

So here I am, knitting my sock and I start to wonder if Nanny ever knit socks when she was younger. I know that she knew how to crochet – she taught me how to make a  single crochet chain when I was a kid but it never evolved makings learning how to make anything useful (unless of course, you had a use for miles and miles of single crocheted chain).

The reason I am even wondering is that Nanny was a teenager / young adult during World War II and from what I understand, almost everyone back home knit socks for the soldiers during the war. It is a silly thought but I wish I knew if she did because I would feel a little closer to her as I sit here knitting my sock.

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About Ciarrai

Hi. My name is Kerry but here online I tend to go by the Gaelic version of my name, Ciarrai. I am a woman in my mid-30's who lives on Long Island, NY, with my husband, Rob, several guitars, a Nikon D40, more yarn, beads and books than I care to admit to and a cat who has a million nicknames and quite a few theme songs. I have a B.A. in Psychology and have recently returned to college to pursue a teaching degree so that I can eventually get a job as a High School English teacher. In addition to my major obsessions (Reading, Beading, Knitting, Music and Photography), I also enjoy playing Board Games, going to Renaissance Faires, Museums and Broadway Musicals.
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