Friday, November 18, 2011

Fiber Arts Friday: First Knit Socks have gone Walkabout

Hubba loved his hand-knit socks so much that he took them to Guadalajara while he was there for the Para Pan American Games.

It was quite warm during the day, but very cool in the mornings.  The Athlete's Village did not have heat, so he was happy to have some woolies with him.

Then one day last week, he was showing them off and bragging on me.  :-)  He wanted me to knit a pair as a tip for the massage therapist.  :-)  Then sometime later he didn't have them anymore.  :-(  He was heartbroken.  :-(  He traced and re-traced his path, but didn't find them.  :-(

He called me with the sad news and then asked if I could whip up a pair before he got home. lol.

Well, my answer to whipping up a pair of socks in a few days is Not Possible, but I was working on a secret that I'll tell you about next week.  ;-)

I hope that someone picked up the socks, that they fit that person, and that he or she will have warm and toasty toes for a long time to come.

I do wonder where the socks have gone now that the games are over... Argentina?  Canada?  Brazil?  or maybe they've decided they like it in Mexico??

It's Fiber Arts Friday, so please go see what everyone else has been up to.


Voie de Vie said...

Great story - yes, you can just whip up that new pair pronto, can't you? :)

And where in the world is Hubba's handmades!

Have a relaxing (pjs involved) weekend.

Melissa Plank said...

You really scored a big hit with those hand knit socks! It's nice to have your work appreciated. (I'm sorry they were lost.) I can't wait to hear about the surprise!

WonderWhyGal said...

haha, I love how people (even our husbands) think we can just "whip" up a knitted good.

I hope that those socks are found and appreciated.

AllyB said...

I don't see why you can't just whip those up ;-D They were very nice socks. Congrats to Hubs for his participation in the games.

Andria said...

You have to love people that don't knit--my sister asked me yesterday if I would "whip up a wrap" for her MIL by Christmas. Uh, no! I'm glad your hubby loves your socks so much, apparently they have world-wide appeal as well!

Kathryn Ray said...

I just read a post by the Yarn Harlot... apparently it is possible to whip up a pair of socks in less than a few days... but I am no Yarn Harlot. ;-)

Spinster Beth said...

The Brotherhood of the Traveling Socks.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

It is shame that they have disappeared, but great that he loved them. How come even the people that sit right there while we knit don't see how long these things take?!