Sunday, June 24, 2012

Dad's Socks

It only took thousands of tiny stitches
to make Dad's socks.

He received them in February.
He said they fit and seemed quite pleased with them.
I was very happy.

I thought about him wearing these socks
every time I sat down to knit,
and sometimes stitch by stitch.
I loved making them for him even though
I had rip back my work
on occasion.

That's something I like about knitting -
the good thoughts I have for the person 
I am knitting for.

Too bad the thoughts can't be
sent along as well with the knitting,
but I guess the
thousands of tiny stitches
are proof enough
that they were there.
Pattern: Simplicity
Book: Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks
Author: Melissa Morgan-Oakes