Friday, July 20, 2007

Show us your socks!!

I have to admit, I've been loving the Sock Drawer meme that's been going around. You know the one, where you post a photo of your hand-knit sock drawer. I was secretly wishing I'd get tagged, and low and behold, Kelly made my wish come true!!



Just like Kelly, my socks don't live in a drawer. They live in a basket.



It's a wicker picnic basket that my best friend gave me a very long time ago. I think she put the fabric lining and gold ribbon in herself. What better treasure to hold my hand-knit socks? Let's take a closer look inside, shall be?



Aaah, the socky goodness. No, I did not straighten the basket up for the picture - they always stay folded and sorted like that. (Hello, OCD much??) If you look closely at the top left corner, you may notice those aren't socks. They are actually slippers. They are actually the last pair of slippers I have that my grandmother knit for me. I can't bear to wear them because I know it won't take long before they have huge holes in the bottoms. So the sentimental side of me will keep these as a memento. After all, I can knit my own slippers to wear holes in . . . this last pair is to special for that.



If you look closely again, under the slippers from Grammy, is a pair of socks you haven't seen yet. It's my Zephyr socks, done at long last! But they will have to wait for another post. Not the next post though, because the next post is already planned for another little something I was secretly hoping for. *wink, wink* For now, I'll just tag some people whose sock drawers I'd love to see. How about MissyJoon, Kathy, Dipsy and KnittingKat. Show us your sock drawers, girls!!

15 comments:

Nora said...

Lovely sock basket!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Wow, a basket--what a totally cool idea!!

Zonda said...

Neat sock basket! My grandma used to make them for me too! Wished I had a pair to save myself.

jessica said...

What a lovely basket! I'm glad I'm joining the samKAL because I only have 3 pair of socks... well really 4 but one has a hole in it and I'm not sure how to fix it...

Love all your socks!

Dipsy said...

There's quite a lot of goodie socks there - and I just love that basket!

Judy said...

A basket...what a great idea. I am copying this idea immediately. I moved mine to the linen closet for the summer. I have baskets, I'm so into this idea!

Jennifer said...

Very nice handknit sock basket! A basket is a great idea for the socks.

Olga said...

I love that sock basket idea! I'm so glad you didn't tag me, because I would only be able to fill about 1/10th of a drawer! That's gonna have to change. :-)

Sonya said...

What a great way to store your socks. Kevin recently came across his mom's knitting basket. I need to clean it up, but I think I'll store my socks in it.

cpurl17 said...

I LOVE that idea!!

I have a few vintage picnic baskets I could use but then people might wonder why I have socks in my kitchen (it's where the baskets are stacked).

Kelly said...

Great sock basket! Can't wait to see the Zephyr socks.

It's nice that you have those slippers your grandmother knit for you to treasure.

Kathy said...

Well, if i haven't put mine away since the last sock wash/line dry day, and they are sitting in a basket does that count?

YOUR basket is lovely. I'll run with the tag soon!

Sourire11 said...

Lovely sock basket! It looks like you have enough to never wear commercial socks ever again... that's awesome!!! I so want to ge to that point...

and very sweet story about your grammy

Zarzuela said...

That's so awesome that you have a knitted gift from your grammy. Definitely a treasure. And a great basket full of socks! :)

Jessica

Ragan said...

HEY...I know someone else that is OCD like that...heh heh.
Your socks look so nice and cozy in that basket, it is perfect for them.

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