Saturday, November 8, 2008

Socks in the sun

I am very careful with my growing collection of hand-knit socks so all of them, even the ones made from yarns considered to be machine washable, get a nice gentle soak in a basin full of lavender baby shampoo suds and then hung up to dry.

This time of the year I only get sunlight on the ends of my balcony, so in the morning I can hang my freshly washed socks up in one corner:

Where they helpfully drip onto the plants and get to enjoy the ocean view at the same time.

Then a few hours later, when they are done dripping and angle of the sun has changed so that area is in the shade, I shift them over to the other end of the balcony.

And much later in the afternoon, I went outside to take my nice dry socks down and found this:

All together now...Awwwww, that's so cute! 

Of course - I had to wait to put away the socks, I mean, what kind of heartless person could disturb that perfect scene?

I'm going to end this post with an end of the day Saturday Sky:


Anonymous said...

So cute! Love cats & handknits.

Anonymous said...

My favorite part of this post is knowing that you've just been knitting socks since oh... March or so. :) You are fabulous.

D said...

Such the kitty life!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Awww! Laying in the sunbeam, smelling freshly laundered socks. Doesn't get better than that. xxoo

Logan said...

I probably should take better care of my handknit socks. But I decided that it's the nature of socks to get worn down and kind of messed up, and if I wanted to keep them in perfect condition then I wouldn't be able to wear them at all. So just throw them in the wash with everything else. No problems so far, although my Retro Ribs are starting to felt a teensy bit.

That's only with socks, though. I'm thinking I should stop being a snob and go back to buying mostly acrylic yarn. Since it is cheap, and virtually indestructable- I don't have time to wash all my clothes by hand.