Saturday, April 5, 2008

No Good Deed


"No good deed goes unpunished."
Clare Boothe Luce

I can attest that Clare knew what she was talking about. When I offered to help a young gal in my knitting group knit a pair of socks for her husband, I thought it would be a quick process. I've make numerous socks, and she just finished her first pair after working for a year. She wanted to knit socks for an anniversary gift for her husband. She is a relatively new knitter, and since she had difficulty turning the heel on her socks, I offered to knit the cuff, heel flap, and heel turn, and let her do the gusset, foot, and toe.

Her husband knows that she is going to make the socks, so she asked him how long he wanted the cuff. He measured his favorite pair of socks and announced 14 inches. When she called and told me the measurement, I nearly gasped. Ribbing is not exactly my favorite activity, but I had promised to help, so I began knitting.

And k n i t t i n g.


And k n i t t i n g.


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This has turned into a marathon project, but the end is in sight. Yep, Clare was a wise, wise woman.

Update - April 17, 2008
The cuffs are finished and one has a heel flap, heel turn, and gusset started. It is now ready for my friend to knit the foot and the toe. Hopefully, she will be able to finish both socks by her June anniversary.

I was disappointed that the yarn striped differently on the second cuff, but it could not be helped.

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