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  • thank you for this beautiful story!

    • So glad you enjoyed it!

  • Nice story! I wonder if my hubby would like a vest…he loves the socks I made him!

  • Just asked him and he said he doesn’t think he could pull off that look. Worth asking! I never knew his stance on the topic! 🙂

    • You will have to make him another pair of socks then! 🙂

  • I look forward to the emails with the “snippets”, features and stories. I Enjoy both new information on knitting, music, artists, etc. So very much. This story was especially sweet. Thank you!

    • Thank you Julie!

  • Lovely

    • This article was like a warm cozy sweater vest. Thank you

      • I’m delighted you enjoyed it Jo!

  • Love the story and the illustrations!

    • Thank you Lois!

  • Very enjoyable story. A lovely way to start the day.

    • So pleased you enjoyed it, Carmen!

  • My mother knit one pair of argyle socks for my father and never knit anything again, but I loved them and still own them. I was such a weird kid that I would ride my bike to the only knitting store to watch the ladies knit and I observed everything. The ladies in the back room were putting together the knitted pieces of the rich women. My girl scout class had us make a cardigan. But it wasn’t until I took a class from a friend of Meg Swanson’s that I finally learned to really knit.

    • Thanks for sharing your story! How lovely that you have the argyle socks.

  • Wonderful story! Love your daily ‘notes’ they are always informative, witty and its like getting a note from a friend. Thank you for your daily ‘snippets’!

    • So glad you enjoyed the story!

  • Such a feel good story…Loved it!

    • Thank you Lanee!!!

  • Amy,
    Your story of the knitted argyle socks brought back a woderful memory. My Christmas gift to my father, when I was a year old, was a pair of argyle socks. They were not hand knit but were wool and worn regularly for many years. I was about twelve when one sock developed a hole, which was darned and continued in rotation for some time. My mom stated the socks were faded but still warm and dense, providing soft cushioning. So glad to have the story of this first gift of socks! My sock knitting is slow but savored as wool is my preference for warm feet.

    • What a lovely memory Mary! Thank you for sharing it. I am going to take a stab at socks myself. Though I don’t think I can do argyle!

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  • Lovely ❤️

  • I love this. The knitting finds its home. There’s more where that came from, as my own dad loves to say.

    • Love that phrase! Glad you enjoyed the story!

  • You write as well as you paint! Bravo! Wonderful!!

    • Thank you Natalia!!!

  • I’m always excited to see what you have to say and illustrate! Thank you so much for the story of the perfect gift, even if the recipient was unintended. As you say: they find their way into the right hands.

    • Thank you for your lovely comment Julia!!!

  • What a tender story. Your drawings are jjust delightful. Thank you.