Happy day

Today I know that I have made at least two people smile… that’s something I would like to achieve every day.

A pair of odd socks

A pair of odd socks

First, I finally completed a pair of socks for Mr Snail from yarn that I bought at Wonderwool. These socks are very unusual for me, in that I wasn’t able to make the colours in them match up exactly, because there is no regular repeat in the dying of the yarn. I am usually very careful to get an exact pair, but that is not supposed to happen with this wool, Anyway, Mr Snail certainly smiled when he was presented with them, despite the fact that it’s too warm to wear the things at the moment.

A little jolly chunky bag

A little jolly chunky bag

Second, I received an e-mail to let me know that a little parcel I sent on Wednesday had arrived safely and was found by the recipient in her woodpile, where the postman had carefully hidden it out of the weather. This particular parcel was sent to a blogging friend who is having a hard time at the moment and needed cheering up. Despite only having met over the internet, I had a real desire to make her smile and so I got out my crochet hook and yarn and made her a jolly chunky bag, just slightly smaller than the one I made for myself as a project bag the week before. They say that when life gives someone lemons, you should pour them a gin and tonic (or something to that effect), but it’s much easier to post a piece of crochet than a gin and tonic! Anyway, her delight at receiving the parcel also made me smile, so we are clearly recycling happiness here – what a great way to end the week!

A pair of jolly chunky bags

A pair of jolly chunky bags

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  1. I love this post!It is a such a happiness make smile persons who we are fond of… ❤ ❤ ❤

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  2. Add to the smile count! 😀 I love this post, and I love those socks! It’s funny to me that you try to make socks match…I go out of my way to make them *not* match. 😉

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  3. What gorgeous bags!

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  4. I am not one to try to match socks. Several times, I started with one pattern, decided I didn’t want to make it again, then made the second using a different pattern. When making two color socks, I like to switch colors. Noro sock yarns are great for socks. You can make them exactly the same and they still look different.

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  5. I reckon I’m at least the fifth you’ve succeeded with today.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  6. Those socks certainly make me smile, so I can imagine Mr Snail being quite pleased with them. I love the bright colours AND that they don’t match up. I also love that you do things to just make other people smile. It’s a beautiful thing.

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  7. I love the socks, whether they totally match, or not 🙂 As for the bag – it’s lovely 🙂

    As it happens, I’ve just today finished my first ever bag, made from the thicker yarns I had in my scrap yarn box – and I’ve already filled it with the yarn needed for my next project! 🙂

    While looking through my scrap box, I came across a 50g skein of Debbie Bliss Soho wool, so it’s here, waiting for you, when next you call 🙂

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  8. Another smile, another case of sock envy… 🙂

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    • It’s the yarn that makes them… the pattern is about the most simple one for socks that it’s possible to find… just want the yarn to shine through without the distraction of fancy patterns.

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  9. Socks should never ever match. 🙂
    I love that bag – no wonder the recipient was pleased.

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  10. A bag also lasts longer than a gin and tonic. At least in this house … 🙂
    What a lovely surprise to come home to.

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  11. You wonderful snail you! I, too, am attempting to spread some happiness only my happiness depends on me winning the lottery that I purchased a ticket in yesterday. I will let you know if I win and what I have promised to spend it on as soon as fate hands me those winning numbers 🙂

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  12. Those socks would be like wearing the aurora borealis on your feet! I’d grin, too.

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