Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Passing on the Passion

I fielded a phone call from a sock-knitter wannabe (I'll call her B.) last week. She was almost giddy with excitement. B. had called us once before, after The Farmer was featured in the newspaper with his sock knitting machine. She wanted to learn how, and would he teach her? He spent some time with her, explaining the process, as well as what to look for and watch out for when buying a machine.

So B. found one that she was thinking about buying, and told one of her friends about it. Her friend exclaimed that she had one of those old things in her basement and B. could just have that one! 

At that point, bursting with excitement, B. called us. I had to laugh. Sometimes it goes that way--God blesses us with wonderful surprises. 

She came to our house today with her new machine. The Farmer cleaned it up for her and got it cranking. He made one sock, while she watched, and sent her home. Happiness is an old sock knitting machine...


  1. I had never heard of a sock knitting machine before. Now I want one! ;-P


  2. Me too! I think that is the coolest thing ever. Of course I love handknit socks - whether by a machine or knit with regular old knitting needles.

  3. I think the circular sock machines are so cool. How great that you got to pass on the CSM love!


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