Believe it or not, and unlike most folks, I like Mondays!

Two reasons, I think; one, because I don't work on Mondays, always a good thing.

And two, because it is hand knit sock washing day!

For years I have indulged in this small passion (the knitting, not the washing!).  I love the way hand knit socks feel on my feet, and they are such a portable and affordable hobby, as well as a nice way of expressing myself.

I have many older pairs that I have just thrown in the laundry for years and washed and dried with other items, and while I can still wear them, and do, now that I have a nicer washing machine, I am more careful with my newer pairs.  During the winter, I have a small mitten tree near the wood stove that I use to dry them, and boy, does that work well!  But I always look forward to nicer weather, in part so that I can hang my socks out to dry. There are even a couple of hand spun socks in that group, on the ends - the right hand socks were also dyed by me, so triple play!

How can those colors fail to make me smile??


  1. Oh how I wish those were my socks hanging from the line. What a nice collection!

    1. Thank you! You should start knitting them - they're very addictive!

  2. It Does make me smile! It's like an art photo!

  3. I'm with you. I always have a pair of socks on the needles. Great to do in the evening while I watch TV - makes me feel like less of a slug. :-)


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