One of the things I love most about crafting is being able to share my creations. Knowing that the creations I sell end up in homes where individuals love and treasure handmade is something that brings me great joy. An even greater joy is being able to knit for my family and loved ones, especially when they're experiencing trials in their lives.
My recent project was a pair of traditional toed socks for a dear friend of mine who'll be going in for her second brain surgery over the next few weeks. It might seem strange to be gifting someone a thick, cushy pair of woolen socks in the middle of June, but hospitals are always so cold and those socks they provide are horrible and rough.
Handmade socks, to me, are hugs for your feet. When you slide on a pair of hand knit socks, there's a warmth there that storebought socks don't have. I hope, after my friend wakes up, she'll be able to look down at her feet, rub them together a little, and smile, knowing that I've been thinking of her and sending her all of the healthy, healing energies I can.
Meet Jane's socks. :)