I’m really sorry about the socks. Despite my best efforts, my gauge was off.
I’m feel terrible that they are way too big for you. I used the child-sized pattern and everything seemed like it was going along perfectly. And I know that this was some of your favorite yarn ever — unfortunately it was a one of a kind skein I dyed without making notes.
The socks were very fun to knit and I feel so bad, my darling daughter, that you won’t be wearing them. I am, however, going to enjoy wearing them myself. Gauge can be a bad thing that way. I hope you will learn from my bad ways and not repeat my mistakes when you are a grown knitter.
11 thoughts on “Dear Ellie”
Oh Joyce, you are cracking me up! LOL! And wow, these socks are amazing! Gorgeous! Do you ever take commissions for socks?
I love the color of the socks. Too bad Ellie cant wear them. Maybe you could save them for her wedding 😉
I am crazy about this colorway. The socks look so cozy. Too bad they don’t fit your daughter.
(P.S. Do you have this colorway for sale?)
Better too big than too small! she can wear them someday.
Shame how that happened that way. You’ll just have to do a better job checking gauge next time. 🙂
Joyce, the noble thing is for you to wear the socks so that Ellie will have the pleasure of seeing them. Very cool yarn.
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I love the socks, shame for your daughter but lucky for you.
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! That colorway is just amazing.
Aww… well… her feet will still grow… just sayin’…
Put them away until her feet grow? They are beautiful and would make nice heirlooms. LOL
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