Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Socks from one hemisphere to another

I met Wendy of the Rock while doing the NaBloMo blogging challenge last November.

Even though I am enjoying the hottest, driest summer on my back porch, of course she is 'enjoying' winter in her neck of the woods.

I offered to knit her a pair of socks. I have knit this particular pattern at least a dozen times - Cat Bordhi's Tibetan Socks.

Here's hers:


I had enough yarn left over to knit another pair for me.

Here's mine:



See?

We are twins.

Both bloggers.

Both mothers.

Friends through the blogosphere, and now connected by two pairs of socks from the same skein of yarn.

I wore mine on Monday for the first time - it was dark and rainy and I had a difficult errand to do - a new pair of comfy socks seemed  a good way to get through a hard morning.

She messaged me today that her socks had arrived in the mail (two and one half weeks via Canada Post).

She has hers on.

So do I.

There is something satisfying about this connection.

I don't feel so alone.

I have many good friends.

I am happy to have another one.

I hope one day we will meet.

And then our socks can reunite.

Knitting and blogging and friendships.

It doesn't get much better than this.

14 comments:

  1. Ah that's lovely. They look very comfy and warm.

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  2. There will, of course, be a sister post for this.

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  3. What a lovely idea. Your socks are great, and a wonderful reminder of the friendship and connection you share :-)

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  4. What a lovely idea. Your socks are great, and a wonderful reminder of the friendship and connection you share :-)

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  5. The colors are wonderful and how nice to have a twin on the other side of the world! What a thoughtful gift, too!

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  6. The colors are wonderful and how nice to have a twin on the other side of the world! What a thoughtful gift, too!

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  7. I do so love that you knitted those socks, for you, and for Wendy. And even more I hope you get to meet your woolly-footed-twin one day too. There will be treasure everywhere: you, she, all the socks. It will be heaven on earth, to be sure.

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  8. what a lovely way to share with a kindred spirit :)

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    1. I figure the world would be a more peaceful place if everyone was wearing handknit socks!

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  9. Great post and awesome socks. That looks like a really fun pattern.

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    1. I LOVE the pattern - Cat Bordhi is my heroine! (that sounds weird, but you get my meaning, right? - Feminine of hero, not the substance ...tee hee)

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  10. I love that you are connected by a skein of sock yarn and that you are the only two with those same socks. I made a scarf for a close friend and one for myself out of the same yarn and vowed never to make another the same because that is "our scarf" - I don't feel so peculiar after reading about your feelings about your socks.

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    1. I never thought of that - we have two pairs of very unique socks - and it was an experimental dye lot so they truly are two (or is that four?) of a kind.

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