My youngest sister has been asking for more hand-knit socks. Well, all of my sisters have been asking, but she asked most recently. Then she put this post on her blog.
I knit her those socks less than a year ago--they were the second pair on socks I ever knitted (Crusoe from Knitty in Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Tropical Storm-- the same yarn that Elmo models here). What a complement it is that she wore them so much that they are wearing through. I am always afraid that when I knit for someone they will save what I give them for a special occasion (I am not speaking of delicate lace shawls here, which of course are treated slightly differently) rather than enjoying what I made for them and realizing that I can always make more. I guess my sister, at least got the message.
Of course, she is going to have to wait for more socks. I have to finish my MIL's birthday socks, knit the socks for my pregnant friend, knit a wedding veil, and about eight billion other projects between now and July. There may be some mixed messages going out around here.