Well, I’ve been busy! Partly with working on my Mom’s birthday socks. They look a bit boring I know, but believe me when I say WE ARE STEPPIN’ OUT with these! My mother wears black, gray, white, cream and navy blue. That’s it, that’s all. Her socks? Black, white or gray. She’s going to be 81 and so she is SET IN HER WAYS, people! I nearly went blind knitting her a black silk cowl some years ago and it was so BORING…
But I want her to have some socks and I could tell she was a little hurt because everyone else in the family had received some or was in line to. So, what to do?
I’m planning to convince her that NO ONE will ever know or guess that she’s got purple toes. If she’s worried she could get into an accident, and like wearing a safety pin in her bra to keep the straps attached, an emergency responder might see, and oh, the horror! Nothing could be worse! And what would he think of purple toes? A loose, immoral woman, right? (I’m really dating myself here, aren’t I?!)
But back to Mummy and the boring knit ahead of me unless I thought of something quick: so, a purple toe. A purple heel would push it too much and she of the narrowest, flattest foot, would never ever wear them in that case. So what else could I do to lift this from endless charcoal drudgery?
Well, tweed for one. Not surprisingly, she loves tweed, despite the probability of a color outside her range, like a fleck of brown or red. And, ta-da! You’ve guessed, huh? I added the subtlest purple glaze to this charcoal Tweedy. Post cataract surgery, she’ll won’t be fooled into thinking she’s just seeing things, but I’m going with the rule of extra colors in tweed. It’s no different than a little fleck of color, right? No one else will likely ever notice her purple-caste ankles - not even an emergency worker!
Tweedy yarn available right now at gnarledpaw. Want a glaze like this one? Just holler!
Now, I have Green Bay colors to dye! ;-)