Last weekend I finished these socks–eucalyptus-dyed patonyle with a subtle indigo blue stripe at the cuff (I mention its subtlety since it is invisible in the image above). We went to visit the intended recipient yesterday and I could wait no longer for the right moment to take a picture in daylight.
There was less than a metre of yarn left when I finished these. I handed them over and they were whipped onto enthusiastic feet in no time at all. This was he closest to a still image I was likely to get.
Pretty soon they were out into the chook yard with someone else’s shoes over them…
Happily these fast-growing feet are the same size as those of an adult in the family–so in case they are outgrown they will still be of use.
Then, up into the mandarin tree in weatherproof pants because of impending rain..
And pretty soon my pocket full of socks had become a pocket full of flowers and beautiful leaves and we were heading home after some guitar playing, hot chocolate (or carob or dandelion, depending), chat and plans for a future shared meal and off into the evening with enough mandarins for marmalade and more. Friends are such wonder and delight!