My sister is a knitter. I kind of, occasionally, knit, but I would never refer to myself as a knitter. OK, I have a Ravelry account, but that's just so I can leave nice compliments on my sister's page. It's not that I dislike knitting, I just ... don't do it much. Here in SoCal, hand knits aren't high on the must-have list, you know? Except for socks, which, even in SoCal, I wear a couple of times a week.
So a few years ago I asked Nettie for advice on patterns and yarn for socks, and she kind of hesitated, before blurting out, "Do you mind NOT knitting socks? Can this be one thing I can do, but you don't?"
"Why sure," I replied. "But you know what this means: you have to keep me supplied with hand-knitted socks!"
Which brings me to today's Show & Tell. Nettie has fulfilled her side of the bargain admirably, and this week brought another awesome set of foot-coverings to my door. I now own four pairs of Nettie-made socks (there was another set a while ago, but I foolishly sent them to their felted death in the clothes dryer). I absolutely love them. I actually think they might be the prettiest pair of socks I've ever seen. What do you think?
Am I lucky to have such a nice sister, or what?