Goodbye Old Friends
*sniff* It's time we say goodbye.
These were among my first projects. Lovely dishrag-cotton slipper socks with soles made out of a felted sweater. Sniff. These old friends have warmed my feet for how long? 3 years? Something like this. But - take a look! One heel, completely worn through. This is the third or maybe fourth set of soles, but this time, the hole goes through and through - sole, sock and all - and I think that it's beyond redemption. Sigh. The toe on the other foot - worn through and patched last winter, and look at that cuff. If you could hold these in your hands, you'd feel that the whole slipper sock is wasting away to nothingness... completely threadbare. These are almost grey now, and they started out a bright, vibrant variegated yarn. Too many trips through the washing machine. Sigh.
I think that they can live in the back of my sock drawer since I can't bear to throw them in the *gasp!* trash can, where they will be loaded into the back of a *gasp!* trash truck and carted off to the *gasp! gasp! gasp!* Town Dump. NO!
Goodbye old friends.
The good news is that it's time to knit another pair! Yippee! This time - ALL WOOL