Mechanic’s Wife Socks


It’s taken me way too long but finally the socks for the mechanic’s wife are finished.  It’s pretty . . what’s the word . . not sad, but I guess weird . . that I can make a whole quilt, from choosing the fabric to piecing to quilting to binding . . in one-third the amount of time it took me to make one pair of socks!  And what’s even weirder (or . . should that be . . more weird?) is that it doesn’t bother me one bit to send the quilt off to a new home but these socks – out of my beloved Caper sock yarn, I really had a hard time letting them go.  I have more yarn and will make myself a pair just like them . . some day.

Today the mechanic’s quilt, along with the socks for his wife, have been mailed.  I have not even checked the tracking number but my guess is that it should all get there by Friday.  I hope they’ll be pleasantly surprised and I hope they know how thankful I am for what they did for Chad.  I sometimes think that people who do such nice things for folks don’t even know how much it’s appreciated or how much it can touch someone.  Nice folks just do things like that and never expect anything in return.


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    Sandra Neel Hutchins says

    Nice folks who just do good deeds and don’t expect anything in return are just like you, my dear.

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    Judy, I think you already told us what pattern you used for the socks but I can’t locate it. Would you mind giving it again? They look great and I am into making socks. Right now I am working on pedicure socks for a friend. Thanks.

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    Norma says

    Judy, you are one of the nice people. I’m sure the mechanic and his wife will be surprised but thrilled. Chad is so fortunate to have a mom like you.

    Your blog is the first one I open in the morning and the last one I check at night. Thanks for sharing your life with us.

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    Great socks…….. Not only did you do a nice thing by sending them such a lovely thank you gift…… ( One they will be talking about for the rest of their lives I am sure)…….. but you gave the rest of us a great sock pattern to try……….
    Thanks for everything……….

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    Those are beautiful socks, Judy! I’ll bet those people will be so pleased to know how appreciative you are of their helping your son. Not enough people take the time to even say thank you these days, never mind send such a wonderful gift. You, my dear, have a heart of gold. I’ve been away for a few days and am just catching up. How I love reading about your garden and your sewing, and thinking about the baby coming for Chad and Nichole. Well. I’d best get this dog walked and get to quilting. For some reason, my phone has begun to ring off the hook and I’m getting swamped with quilts. If I don’t get some out of here, I’ll be buried!