Friday, April 01, 2011

I missed my post yesterday.  A slow Internet connection in the morning, then an evening spent in a chat room with the daughter of a very ill friend kept me from it. Right now, my heart is very heavy because of the ill friend, but I'll try to catch up today.
Day Four: 31st March. Where are they now?
Whatever happened to your __________?
Write about the fate of a past knitting project. Whether it be something that you crocheted or knitted for yourself or to give to another person. An item that lives with you or something which you sent off to charity.

I've knit a lot of things, mostly socks, for a lot of people who live in a lot of different places. 
Socks for the following:
  • Meesh in NY state
  • Woody in Wisconsin, who is on his second pair now, since he wore out the first ones
  • A gi-normous pair that I sent to Rickey in Arkansas when it became obvious that they would be wayyyyyy too big for anyone else! 
  • John in Louisiana, whose socks are known as "The Show Socks" because his wife won't let him wear them and they languish in a drawer (they're 'too nice to wear'), only brought out to show to visitors = )
  • Jerry in Detroit
  • Ralph in South Carolina
  • Larry in Arizona, as a thank-you for the beautiful cutting boards he built as a housewarming gift for us
  • Ms. Nina in Alabama
  • Michelle, currently deployed with the U.S. Navy Reserves in Germany
  • Ross and Joyce in Indiana
  • Steve (Polecat) in Ohio
  • Baby socks for our grandson in Michigan and friends' grandkids in Indiana and Texas
  • Derek in New Jersey
  • Dave in Indiana 
  • Socks for the whole family of my friend Peggy, in Ohio...yes, I know there are lots more of you now, and you all need socks! = ) 
  • Jeannie in South Haven, Michigan
  • Lots and lots of socks for me, here in Michigan
Miscellaneous things:
  • A hat for Rick in OK
  • A hat for John in Louisiana (of 'Show Socks' fame) who was prevented from collecting it when his trip to visit us was sidelined by a Mardi Gras Parade Incident Resulting in An Injury... ;)
  • Hats and mittens for our granddaughters and grandsons (socks, too!)
  • Fingerless mitts for Linda in Ohio, my brother and his friend in Canada, and Michelle, with the Navy in Germany
  • A hat, for Jeffrey in Indiana
The most difficult for me now is these: 

They were designed and knit for the ill friend who is mentioned above.  He is a very good man who has done so many wonderful things for this world.  I once called him a superhero, and he said I should knit him some Flashing Red Superhero Socks.  I even figured out how to make them flash!
Then he found out that he was ill, and I didn't think that I would be able to finish them for him in time, so I changed the design.  The lightning bolts that were intended to run down the legs were moved to the soles of the feet, and the name of the pattern name changed to 'Mourning Becomes Electric'.  I think that I will wear them myself, in his honor and, eventually, in his memory. 
Lightning Soles
The sun should hide its face with grief when he passes.


The Gingerbread Lady said...

Beautiful socks and a wonderful tribute: love in every stitch.

Becky said...

Thank you, ma'am...this is a great loss, not just to his family and friends, but to the world. A very, very good man.