Friday, January 28, 2011

She Did It!

Pickles here....
She finished her first knitted sock!  With her very own paws  hands!!
Wouldn't it be easier to buy the 3-for$10 pack at WalMart?

Now, she has knitted shawls and scarfs and is a total whiz at dishclothes (strange but true)........but never had the nerve to attempt socks.

So, after many, many hours....and panicked trips to the Yarn Shop for classes and moral support.........and enough HBO words to fill a Encyclopedia........she now has ONE sock.

 She marches around the house with ONE sock on, proud as a Peacock.
Looks like a few sloppy stitches here in the heel......but not bad  for your first one.



Don't you think it is about time to stop looking at THIS sock and start making the other one??


I'm thinking this could be a new business development opportunity for Lucy!
Now taking orders for hand-knitted socks!!  
Please allow 87 weeks for production time from date of order.



43 comments:

Priscilla said...

Woohoo!!! What a lovely hand knitted sock!!! Hope another one doesn't take 8373666394 days to finish so Lucy's business can be expanded in no time!

Deborah said...

Nice sock! That was a cute story!! The sock is much better than the socks at Wallyworld!
xxoo
Deborah

JackDaddy said...

Now it's on to sweaters. I need 10 extra large please! :)

Mr. Pip said...

That's a very nice sock and I bet it would make a very nice chew toy!

Your pal, Pip

Frankie Furter said...

Hey Pickles... I'm thinkin that she should have it FRAMED!!! Or else stick some filling and a squeeker inside fur some REAL Fun fur YOU. hehehe
Maybe she can start a NEW project...
A knit COZY fur her SPECIAL
Christmas Pressie!!!

3 doxies said...

Ummmmm...I'm gonna go with da Wal-Mart suggestion. But, I know how these humans go to great lengths to feel likes they has accomplished sumptin...yea, I don't get it eithers.

Puddles

3 doxies said...

Hey, is your mom still hoppin' around on one foot?

Tell hers I wear a size S and I likes red. Nows dat I eated da blueberries my life expectancy has prolly been shotened and therefores I will need my new sweater by next week.
Did I mention a new sweater?

Puddles

3 doxies said...

Okay here is your 3rd comment of da day...dis fur Minna...
How my mum is googlin' hamster balls?

Puddles

Amber DaWeenie said...

My Mom seems to haves dis very same problem...only hers is wit crocheted afghans. We has afghan things all over da house and on every chair, every bed, and just everywheres. What you tinks bout that.....we all need help here.

Butt......I do tink dat you might gets some REALLY good dental floss out of dat sock. And...us weenies do has to keep out teethies cleaned!

Oskar said...

Well it is a very nice sock!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Thank goodness you mom duss not has 4 paws. Or you could make a sawk monkee out of that one and you only need one! Always thinking ofur here... (But the sawk do look furry bootiful.)

Cooper and Lola said...

Congrats on the sock.. I know the feeling about creating projects it would be easier and cheaper to buy em. But making them is much more fun.

Benny and Lily said...

wow, great job. Does it smell as good as it looks?
Benny & Lily

mayziegal said...

Gosh! That sock is Most Wonderful! There is no way, no how that my mom could knit a sock. Or, well, anything else for that matter. I'm real proud of her! But I hope she gets that other sock made real soon.

Oh, and I just wanted to thank you all for coming to my Commentathon yesterday! It was super fun and it just wouldn't have been the same without you all there!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Remington said...

Well done! Beth knits lots of socks. She says it's her favorite thing to knit. But she doesn't take orders....she just does it for the fam.... She said 87 weeks sounds like a good time frame....then she laughed....I don't know why....

Maggie Mae said...

Wow,

Your mom is full of talent! Dere is no way mine could do dat!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

scotsmad said...

Is Pickles quality control? If we order, do we only get one sock?

She'd better get busy on the other sock or that one will be worn out.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Kitty+Coco said...

Ok, we will put in our Christmas orders now, he he! Good job though to your momma. That sock sure was stressful. No please don't give her a heart attack and steal it to chew on.

Kitty and Coco

The Teacher's Pets said...

Congrats to your mom for the near impawsible feet (oops, I mean FEAT) of knitting one sock! If she doesn't feel like knitting it's twin she could just give it to you as a play toy....what do you think?

I Am HoneyBuzz said...

87 weeks for a sock?! I could grow a whole new paw in dat time!! BOL!!

heehee - HoneyBuzz

Jazzi said...

Oh that sock looks good!! How long will it take for the other sock?? BOL
Tell Mom, Good job!!

wags
Jazzi

sprinkles said...

Nice looking sock ya got there!

houndstooth said...

Well, at least she's not naming the socks! That could take quite a bit longer. Pickles, I'd hope that the second sock takes her a while, because you know next she'll be knitting dog sweaters!

Bunny

Wyatt said...

We will take one dozen...but can Pickles do stripes?

Wyatt and Stanzie

Roo said...

BOL! Now that is 'a' very nice sock but I'm with Pickles it must be a tad lonely ;) You are way too funny. K, I will order a hand knitted toe sock for Mom's left big toe today so I can give it to her umm for next Christmas? ;)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Zona said...

That is a most fantastical sock!!! Way better than Walmart socks for sure! Love the color! Maybe I should order a pair for my mom. She currently has her tootsies under my tummy to keep them warm. It must be because the drawer full of store bought socks aren't as good!!

Wags,
Zona

Paige and Simba said...

Cute! I bet it's warm!!

Simba

George the Lad said...

Congrants to mom on her first sock, in your house we seam to only have one sock out of a pair, mom thinks it me, its not they dissapear out of the washing machine!!!! no realy
See Yea George xxx

George the Lad said...

Heck it sould say our house!!!

the booker man said...

miss pickles,

well, the good news is that doggie feets are much more little like, so hopefully it won't take as long, right? but then again, we do have 4 feets...heehee!

*woof*
the booker man

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xxxxxx

Alien said...

Only 87 weeks? I'll take one please.

Yours,

Lorenza said...

Well... the first one is finished... the next ones will be easier to make!
Congratulations!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Bella and Ollie said...

That sock is great, we want some !

Levi Mac said...

Wow!! What sock talent...do you do colors?

And, we are nominating you for style- check it out tomorrow.

Madi and Mom said...

Pickles my mom said to tell your Mom she takes off her hat to her...Mom has tried unsuccessfully to crochet socks. That is one gorgeous sock your mom made!!! Well done!!!
Hugs Madi

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

Pickles, at first we thought YOU knitted the sock! That would be very talented for a pup. Your Mom did a good job on the sock. One sock is better than nothing! :)

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Nice sock but your right where's the other one.
Guess what? Me amd Mommy got a foster, a little blind boy named Weenie and he looks like my brother Jacks. Come over and see hi., he is so darn cute He is gonna to an eye specialist tomorrow to se if there is somethingf they can do to restore some of his sight.

{{{huggies}}}...Mona

Sandra said...

That one sock is most impressive indeed. Our mom also loves socks and has a strange attachment to them. What is up with mom's and socks? This humans are so silly sometimes.

flash, alven and dottie

Madi and Mom said...

Pickles please tell your Mom she has been an inspiration to my mom. Mom find an easy crocheted sock pattern. Before the creeping crud struck the mom she started on it. Thus far it is going well. We'll keep you posted.
Madi and Mom

3 doxies said...

I has toilet paper to wipe yur eyeballs.

Puddles

road-dog-tales said...

Wow! We are impressed with the SOCK! Your Mom should be proud - that is quite an accomplishment. OUR Mom would NEVER have the patience for knitting! She's more of 3 for $10 kind of sock person :)

The Road Dogs

Kaunis Nelli said...

Well done! My Nelli also likes handknitted socks, she has even tried to eat one.