Monday, March 26, 2012


Every two-legger has gazillion pair and twice as many whose mate has been lost in the dark hole of the washing machine. Socks are readily available at 87 million stores, in as many colors.....
my crazy as a loon Mom has been trying to crochet unsuccessfully  socks for more years than I've been alive. 
Mom bought this darling little project bag that Nina's Mom made.
She is convinced it will bring her lots of good luck for a successful
200th attempt a crocheting socks. 

 Mom tells me she has no problem with the socks until she gets
to the heel flap.  There are only 3 rows involved in making the heel 
flap.  She can make a gigantic afghan with 100 times more rows and scarves that are 6' long; however, for some reason
the 3 rows of the heel flap are the 8th Wonder of the World
SO I VOLUNTEERED to help with this time.
She is using a new sock pattern because she is convinced all the other patterns have had major errors in the instructions.  MOL
I gave the yarn a good sniff to make sure it had good ju-ju 
all around it.
 I counted the stitches on each row to confirm she was following the instructions (she wasn't)!!
 I told her I would be in charge of reading the very clearly written instructions to her until she could follow them by herself.
I intend to do everything I can to be sure she is successful with the first sock.....and let's hope she has enough fun with it to make the second sock.  Otherwise it will end up in the missing mate drawer.


  1. I solved that problem by only having two types of socks - black and white. That way I never have to worry about getting a match and if I lose one, oh well. I've got 200 more of the same kind!

  2. I am sure that fantastic project bag with that adorable crocheting kitty on it will help your mom succeed this time Madi. Keep the faith.

    Cindy & Nina

  3. Good thing Mom has you fur snoopervision, Madi. These Mommies can sumtimes stray from the instructions. We can't wait to hear more of the sock saga! Nosetaps and headbumps from your BFFF, Prancer Pie.

  4. Mummy would love to have a go at making socks, but thinks those extra needles make it look very confusing. Her mummy used to make them and she wishes she had sat patiently and let her teach her. I'm sure with your help there will soon be an amazing pair of socks to see. Maybe she can make two little pairs for you :)xx

  5. We can't figure out the obsession those two leggers have with socks either Madi. They need furry paw socks like we have. We bet under your careful snoopervison your mom will figure it out and make some really nice socks.

    Kitty Kisses,
    Cindi Lou and The Kitty Krew

  6. My Mommy says she will quit work and be right there to help you out! She has now made two pair! The heel was tough, but she finally got it! See ya soon, cause I'm coming to!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  7. Your Mom is so lucky to have your help! I'm sure the two of you will get it...just hang in there!

  8. I know with your help that your mommy will have it done in no time! Just keep looking right over her shoulder....

  9. Good thing you are there Madi!! Keep mom focused :) and looking forward to a "pair" of matching socks.

  10. Oh, Madi, we hope your snoopervision does the trick and your mom finally can manage the heels! It sounds complicated to us, even at just three rows. LOL.

  11. Oh pleeeeeze continue dis story. We wants to see da new socks. And maybe her can make you a pair too, Madi! Would dat be neat?

  12. well the story is interesting and you do appear to be a great inspector, but do you think she can read the instructions with you laying on them? I'm just sayin.....
    what i would like to know is how the one sock disappears and a month later appears...that is my question

  13. do you follow corne of a cats mind? if not chek this out

  14. Oh Madi you are so patient and helpful, I can't imagine how your mum would cope without you! I took my first crochet lesson on Friday and wow it is tricky, I had difficulty getting the hang of regulating my tension...I think knitting is easier and I'm not very good at that either - LOL!!! It was a lot of fun though :-)

  15. Oh bless you Madi furs havin' to endure dis! And my apologies furs laughin' but dis is hystericals cuz you can gets a bag of socks at WalMart fur like $6....ooooor you could gets a new kitteh and name her or him Socks.
    I fur one am very thankful you readin' da directions cuz if your mom be likes my mum...they don't BELIEVE in reading directions.

    PS: Minna mom crocheted ONE sock last year.

  16. You can only do so much, Madi...I know Mom appreciates it so much!

  17. OH, we can't wait to see the end of this saga - Mom would love to try her paws at sock making. But she says she can see where those heels would be tricky. Good luck, Madi's Mom.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  18. The most I can do is a scarf... It doesn't normally go well... Once I made a hat for mu doll. BK

  19. Good thing that she has you around Madi!! Otherwise she would be sockless!! Gotta keep an eye on our peeps!!


  20. WE know your Mommy appreciates all the help, lovely girl and good ju ju is always awesome!!...Happy week ahead, sweet friend...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  21. Moms...they are so much work! Madi, we think those sock failures would make good cat toys, filled with some batting and nip!

  22. Mum laughed at this because she can knit anything and it is not often a pattern defeats her but socks are a real challenge .. Good luck to your mum... Hugs GJ xx

  23. With your help, she can do it. It's when humans try to do things on their own that they fail.



  24. Madi, you are an excellent assistant, I hope it goes well. I am hoping for a good finish my pal.

    Loveys Sasha

  25. It's nice of you to help out so much!

  26. Madi, you must give Mom an "A" for effort!
    Don't give her too much of a bad time.
    After all, your sock come ready made on your feet already! LOL

  27. Uh, I think I mentioned that there is one person in the world who doesn't have many socks and is forced to wear men's tube socks with nice work pants - MY MOM! She is hopeless!

    I am sure your mom can can master the socks! I have complete confidence in you, I mean her!

    Your pal, Pip

  28. Madi
    Socks are the bain our Mom's life!


  29. With you snoopervising, Madi, we know your mom will be successful this time!!

  30. BOL! Heehee! I think it was wise of you to take over! Mommy crochets too!



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