Monday, June 15, 2009

Very First Sockie

Guess what? Mom knitted her very first sockie ever! Yes, we know that she's made mini-Christmas stockings but this one is the real deal with a heel flap and a gusset and a toe!
And guess what else? It only took her 1 month to knit one sock!
Bajas and Virus's mom makes one sockie in 2 days! How the heck does she knit so fast and my mom is so slow?And here is something else that it took our mom forever to jump on the bandwagon with!
Is there anyone out there that doesn't own a pair of Crocs?
Yes we know! It's conservative khaki!
We voted for bright yellow or awesome orange or electric purple but mom chose khaki! Hey, at least our mom is finally movin' with the times! She says these are the most comfortable pair of clogs she has ever worn!
That's what everyone has been telling you, mom, forever and ever!

Check out the purse that mom has been carrying lately! She knits purses faster than she knits socks! Does this seem odd to you, or what?
We do have to tell you that the needle size is a whole lot different - socks are size 2 and purses are size 10 and the sock yarn is much thinner than thicker purse wool! This purse is called the B4 bag!The pin is an Airedale and she has her sunglasses on top of her fuzzhead and she's holding a twin popsicle and 2 ice cream cones!
Let me check and make sure you have enough money in here for 2 ice creams! One for me and one for Mitch!
Get your leash on, Mitch, we're going for ice cream!

We love the cone! Mom gets a cup of ice cream and they plop the cone upside down on the top and mom shares the cone with us!I got the last bite!

So until next time..................

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Well, Maggie, there IS one person out here that doesn't have a pair of Crocs. Our mom doesn't have any! It would probably take our mom a YEAR to knit a sock! She hasn't knitted in about 35 years! She hasn't even crocheted in about 10 years! We just looooove your mom's purse!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Rocky Creek Scottie Adventures said...

The sockie looks great and our Mom wants to make a felted purse - after she gets that baby poncho finished - how long could it take to make a baby poncho - they are really tiny humans!!

But we like the ice cream better - that looks really yummers.

Our Mom tried a pair of Crocs and decided she was too old to wear them. They were so uncomfortable on her feet - she'll just stick to her Merrills.

Have a great day.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch
That sock looks very warm. Your mom did a great job.
Our mom loves crocs. Her first pair was red.
Love Ruby & Penny

Mango said...

There are no crocs here (yet).

It is odd that socks take your mom so long. Maybe she has really big feet.


Clive said...

No crocs here either!

We love the knitted sock! The little man's mum crocheted a scarf last week that was meant for winter but the way our summer is going - she could be wearing it now! She's started on a crochet top now but its quite complicated so she was gettting a bit mad with the wool last night!

That ice-cream is making me want some - the ice-cream man has taken to driving down our road every day at 3.30pm with his music playing - the little man and me love it - we nearly always persuade his mom to let us out to buy some!

lots of woofs

Mack said...

Your mom is super talented.
And my mom loves Crocs cause she can walk out in our backyard wearing them and then wash all our poopies off, no prob!

Gus said...

Muzzer loves her crocs for workin in the garden. Hers are hot pink. But, the only reason they AREN"T khaki is because she bought them on sale in the kid's department, and that was the only color left. a bit of spark to an otherwise boring wardrobe.

gussie d

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Congrats on the very first sockie, M&M's mom!
Haha, my mom can't even know how to knit a sock, I think I'll teach her.
LOve ya lot

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi m, m and mom!

wow! i love your sock! isn't that fun! i love the colors you chose and your purse is gorgeous too! i just love all of your art!

aren't crocs comfortable? i wear mine everywhere. :)

m & e

Anonymous said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch! We haven't seen too many crocs but we'll keep our eyes out for them. Most people around here wear flip flops. (Flip flops used to be called thongs, but now that means something else and old people get corrected if they say that - oh well.) That's a nice purse and sock, and it's always a pleasure to see you eating ice cream.

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

Dewey Dewster said...

I tell ya would take Gram 10 years ta make one sock cause she doesn't know how ta knit at all.....looks like a great sock though....

Yer Mom isn't as dumb as Gram is....she doesn't have any crocs yet.....tried some of those things on and she slides right outta the things....would kill herself walkin' around....then we wouldn't get any dinner......we make sure she stays away from those things....we want our cream would be even better.....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Agatha and Archie said...

Yep no crocs here either( Pl2 would trip and kill herself for sure) We LOVE that sock and can no wait to see the other one. Pl2 learned to knit a few years ago and all she can do is scarves....Love A+A

Agatha and Archie said...

Yep no crocs here either( Pl2 would trip and kill herself for sure) We LOVE that sock and can no wait to see the other one. Pl2 learned to knit a few years ago and all she can do is scarves....Love A+A

Persephone and Buster said...

nice sock guys... remember to keep your teeth away from least til the next one is made! and crocs is the question ...nope not crocs...keens and reebok and llbean water shoes but not crocs..cuz the piggly toes need to see the sunshine <----in the summer. great pocket -book too you guys are just busy busy.
Ms.Persephone, Ms.Blue & theBUSTER <---just a bit preoccupied at the moment

Checkers said...

congrats on the sock - they keep ripping out all of my knitting!!! I can't even get a tiny scarf done!!!!!!!

Petra said...

What a cool sock! Your mom is so talented! About those crocs...they're Motch's favorites, but MINE too! They're fun to chew!

bbes tribe said...

Beautiful colors for the socks. Your Mom is so talented and the purse is great too. She must be very busy. Our mom doesn't have crocs either. She has thought about it but, she has been wearing her old Nike river sandals. Says they are comfortable. Isn't ice cream great - - M & D share theirs with us too. Sometimes we even sneak in a gobble rather than a lick.
Ernie & Sasha

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

our mommy loves crocs - she held out for a very long time - aunt chris said she needed some and last winter bought mommy a pare with fleece in them - she is hooked - she was very excited when costco had the for 25 dollars last weekend

woodorw sweetie mj

she went with bright orange!!

The Army of Four said...

That's a bee-woo-tiful sock! I love the colors!
Our mom has multiple pairs of Crocs. I think 5. Dad has 2, plus some golf Crocs. I think they're addicts, but I'm not sure.

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

HURRAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY for your mommy!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well done!!!!!!!!!!!
This sockie looks wonderful!!!!!!!
Clap clap clap!!!
sure your mommy will become a great sockie maker...give her some time pleaseeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!
And YEPPY CROCS!!!!!!!!!!!
We love it and mommy and dad have a pair for each other!!!!!!!!!!
And time can we have an icecream time with you???????
Sweet kisses dear friends!!!!
Lots of love and cuddles

Bree and Reilly said...

Those are very cool things your mom makes. I will have to raise a paw about the Crocs though, my mom doesn't own any and doesn't actually like them so I guess that makes her odd....but I already knew that :)

That is one cool bag your mom made though.....

Teddy Bear said...

Your Mom is a great knitter. The socks are pawesome and so is the purse. Is she enjoying her Crocs? My Grandma has a pair but my parents don't. Ice cream...yummy!

Teddy Bear

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Your mom is so talented!
One moth is better than my mom would do, I'm sure!

Martine said...

We have no crocs!!

Your sock is beautiful!!!

xo sugar & martine

Stanley said...

Maggsie & Mitch!

Your mama's not so behind the times as you think. My girl has no Crocs either. (She's not very stylel conscious, as you might remember from our visit.)

Your mama's purse is very cute. Is that pin modelled after you or what?

I just have to say that your parents really have their priorities straight - they make sure they have great food, and finish almost every meal with ice cream. Now, that's the way to live. (Do they have ice cream after breakfast too?)

I'm totally lobbying my girl to move to your barn. How long before your current tenant moves out?

Goober love & smooches,

The OP Pack said...

Waving both hands here - Mom has no crocs!!!!! She would love a pair but they are too wide for her skinny feeties.

We ALL love ice cream here too.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You 2 just have to give mom time. She will be up to 2 socks a day in no time...
Mmmm Ice cream...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Martha Basset said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch
Our mum does not have a pair of crocs but thinks she will get a pair to try.
The first she had heard of them was when Marvin the Hollow Hound's Jeannie had them for her trip to Oz.
She has knitted socks in the past however and feels the work involved in the heel etc is what takes the time.
Well done to your mum - it looked a very good sock!
Of course she will require to cast on for the second - unless you know of anyone who only needs one sock?
We would like to have more ice cream - we have tried it and quite like it - not as much as the pizza right enough.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Nanette said...

Cool! Learning to knit is on my to do list! I have a book and needles and another book already.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a grrrreat start on the sokhk business!

Furry pretty!

Tank woo fur sharing her paw-works with us!


Mason Dixie said...

what a cool "sock" he he. my mom does not own any crocks so she may be the last one now that your mom owns a pair. =)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
The sock is pawesome! My mom used to knit a lot but she never made a sock!
The bag is very nice too!
Crocs? Can you eat them??
Yummy ice cream!
Kisses and hugs

Christaligia said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch!! It's me, Christaligia popping in before bedtime to say thank you for all your best wishes so I get better real soon. And my mom says thanks very much for the sockie trick, she never thought of velcro to keep it on and she just may have to :-) *hugs and licks*

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hi M&M
The sock is so beautiful
we love the colors and the purse too. Mom's don't know how to crochet or knitt at all. Mama wears generic croc in pschedilic colors. She has anout 8 pairs. Just don't put em in the dryer!
Or they won't fit anymore!


M and M
mom loves you! Now ice cream????
She's also talented. Is she planning to knit you sweaters too? Hee hee.

Stardust said...

Very very lucky guys you are. Pizza and icecream, THEY ARE my favorite!! I think mom has made a gorgeous bag! So what's next? ;)

Sally said...

OOHH - D is jealous - she would love to knit - but all her attempts have ended horribly - generally with knitting needles being thrown and lots of swearing. She has bought a second hand knitting machine - she will probably attempt to throw that too...

We love ice cream too - you are one lucky pair of pooches...

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Molly and Taffy said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch

Wow, what a brilliant sock. Our hooman couldn't knit a sock in a month, she would be challenged to knit one sock in a year!

As for owning a pair of crocs, that is something else she needs to try!!!!

Molly and Taffy

Marvin said...

oh wow! Your Mama has been converted to Crocs! yay and double yay!

My Jeannie says the only problem she has with them is that she keeps tripping over her feet when she has them on. She actually has scuff marks on both toes of her crocs where she has done it so often.

Mind you she is always tripping up so it probably is nothing to do with the Crocs!

Lotsaluv from Marvin who is valiantly trying to catch up with the blogs! Btw I am much better, I have strained my left side it seems. I have some drugs which make me sleepy and Jeannie bought me a new duvet to sleep on for comfort. But no ice cream..........whats with that deal I ask youse?

Marvin xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Amber-Mae said...

Wow! Good job to your Mom! My Mommy would probably take that long too since she has never knitted anything before.

Solid Gold "Actress"

Girasol said...

what an amazing jog with the sock!!!
and we don't have croc's.

Simba and Jazzi said...

Mummy has some crocs but they live on the boat.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Preston the Puggle said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch,
Love your mom's crocs..and we think you guys need this to go with the shoes..


Pearl said...

Hi sweet Maggie & Mitchy!

I have been away for a few days and just wanted to come say hi! Your mom's sockie looks GREAT! Tell her speed will come with time, the important thing is that she learned! YAY!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

No Crocs here yet. Your mum's sock looks really good. Our human used to knit years ago but she wasn't very good at it.

Holly & Zac...XX

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Our mommee LOVES her Crocs! She has red ones and pink ones and brown ones (for school).

Yummee treats!
Gus and Waldo

Niamh said...

I guess your mom will have one cold foot until she knits another sock! My person could never knit so she is impressed. Glad you got the ice cream.

Your friend,

wildcatsthree said...

That's one great looking sock, hey Maggie? And our mom STILL doesn't have a pair of crocs, so your mom is quite progressive compared to ours. We loved that purse too, and ice cream - it's the best part of summer. Have a good one Maggie and Mitch.
Abby and Rosie

Brodie and Ailsa said...

our mums hasnt got crocs yet either. she says maybe for xmas cause our skin boy got them an he bought some for his wife for her birthday cause she kept pinching them, I recon by then they be so out date she wont get any, anyways I like the little button things they have to decorate them cause tell you secret. You can pull them out.

Sophie Brador said...

Your mom is pretty impressive. My mom knit a square once. She really would like to knit more than that, but can't quite wrap her head around how to learn instantly. No patience!

But she got crocs right away. She was quick on that one, but she got croc flip flips instead of clogs and ended up at the podiatrist. She says to tell your mom, beware of flip flips!!!

You two are looking good!


TwoSpecialWires said...

You know, Mom could line her new khaki crocs with 'Dale Fuzz, and make 'em super comfy. Or, if she gets really talented, she could knit liners for those crocs. Or, more conservatively (and lots more easily) she could consider furry lined crocs for winter and fall. That's what Moma wears all the time. And she LOVES LOVES LOVES them! (They are dirtier than us, though, and probably are smellier, too.)

Enjoy your cones,
Jake and Miss Fergi

Lady Kaos said...

I am really really hungry for icecream now! I'm going to have to send Mom out for some icecream this afternoon!