X-tra Special Sock

A while ago, I spent the weekend with my daughter.  We watched four movies, made cookies, ate crab roll-ups, and laughed a lot.  She also worked on a little crochet quilt for a friend.

As she was rooting through her yarn, she tossed me this, and said, "Oh, here's a sock I made for you."

Well, I have to admit, I'd never seen a sock like this before.  I slipped it on.

Thought maybe I had it on wrong, so I turned it around.

Nope.  I didn't know what the safety pin was for, but the sock was warm and cozy.

"Is there another one?" I asked.  Socks usually came in pairs.

"No," my girl said.  "I used too big a yarn and the thing just got too long, so I stopped.  It's more like a leg warmer, without toes.  I didn't make another one, because I clearly don't know what I'm doing."

Well, then I got the giggles.  I love the yarn and the softness, and if I just wear it low and fold down the long flap thing, it's really quite comfortable.

Except for the safety pin.  And the no-toes thing.  "If you just finish off some toes, I can wear another bootie with it," I said.  "I really like it."

"I'm not doing anything else with it," she said.  "It didn't turn out right, and it's goofy.  It looks like a cast."

I turned it around, trying to position the thing so my foot was covered.  I really do like it, and I love that she made it. 

Hmmm....I could not see how to get the foot covered and have it stay on.  "If I sew up this flap, it will be snug and stay up.  If it just had some toes..."

"You can add some toes, if you want," my girl suggested.

"I don't know how to crochet," I replied.

"I guess I don't either," she said.  "I can make squares and put 'em in a line.  I can make blankets, but not socks."

I came home with my toeless, leg warmer, cast-size sock and used the safety pin (which I now realize is crucial) to pin the rolled-down flap over the exposed toes.

Paired with another knitted bootie I have, it works.  Kind of.

There's still a bit of toe poking out at the tip, but you can't have everything.


Farida said...

Hello Ms Mari,
I used to crochet when I was younger but only doilies. Square pattern was a challenge for me.

Must be very rewarding to receive a gift from your daughter made from scratch! Belated happy resurrection to you!:)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's a cute idea of sorts...unique for sure. Glad you had the weekend with your daughter.

Jerralea said...

I love this! I love that she wasn't afraid to give you something that wasn't perfect, and I love that you accepted it with joy because you love her and treasure anything she made with her hands.

Plus I love that I never know what you are going to write about!

Mari said...

:) I love it! Thanks for the smile this morning.

Anonymous said...

I loved your daughters attitude. Glad you found out how the sock worked. Hope to read more. Good luck with the A-Z!

Cathy said...

So fun! I love the colors of the sock! I crochet simple things, but I've never tried a sock.

Christine said...

Wonderful. Your daughter's responses to all of your encouragement had me giggling.
Really, the whole thing did. :)

Rita said...

I'm still giggling!
Truly the thought that counts. ;)

Andrea said...

As a crocheter of dishclothes only, I absolutely love this!!!

Unknown said...

That is too funny, Mare. Love this. I would have been rolling on the floor. Just wearing it must have provided an evening of fun and laughter, regardless of what it looked like. Enjoyed your 'R' post too. I knew that one! Thanks for the smiles. Maria, Delight Directed Living

Unknown said...

That is a story to make you smile. Thanks for sharing - I love your bootie, sock, cast too.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

They look good

Anonymous said...

I love the sock. You could wear a thin blue sock under it as a liner to cover the toes. Just a thought! I love anything blue even a toeless, leg warmer, cast thing. What fun! Seriously, Mare, can you tell me how you have your headers like the "warm-up" and "A to Z." My dream would come true if I could have my headers so I could group my posts by topic. Does it have to do with the theme you chose or is it something else? Thanks. email me at sharybary@hotmail.com if you prefer. Thanks! Love your blog!

JEN Garrett said...

This made me laugh. I love it. :) Great post.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful leg warmer! I'd wear it over black tights or jazz pants or other dance pants. It would fit over my jazz booties while I warm up and then easily come off when it was time for floor work. All the other dancers would be envious. Zumba and other dance-type exercise students would begin wearing them. Then they'd be seen on streetwear and in clubs. These would become a huge hit.

Your daughter may not know what she's doing, but she does it well. So glad you had a weekend with her and that you shared her sock. It's a glorious sock. (And thanks for visiting me at http://glamofgod.com)

Drusilla Barron
(also @ http://lovedasif.com)

Unknown said...

BTW: dancers would just take a ribbon and lace it through to tie the sides.


Anonymous said...

hello.. just popped in from the A-Z challenge to say hello.
Fellow blogger
Kim in Australia