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If Your Ends Are Warm, You’re Warm | Manolo for the Big Girl

If Your Ends Are Warm, You’re Warm

At least, that’s what a friend of my mother’s always used to say. Every winter, she’d wear a hat, heavy gloves, and thick socks…but almost never bothered with a coat. She figured if her hands, feet, and head were all warm, she was doing okay.

As we hit our first real Fall snap out here in sunny California (yes, I know all you East Coast girls are laughing at me, but even though it doesn’t [usually] snow anywhere near San Francisco, we do get some cold snaps out here, all the same) I’m thinking of Cynthia and her warm ends.

It’s at this time of year that I most often think to myself that it would have been smart of me somewhere along the line to learn to knit. Okay, I did learn the basics, once upon a time, but I didn’t stick with it. No, I had to go for more esoteric crafts and leave practical ones like sewing and knitting behind.

I feel quite certain, however, that there are readers of this fine blog who are of a more practical turn of needle and do knit. If so, you may find this article on knitting basic ribbed socks of interest.

And if you feel like thanking me, I’d love a pair in purple.


4 Responses to “If Your Ends Are Warm, You’re Warm”

  1. Audrey October 13, 2007 at 12:31 pm #

    There’s usually a point in the fall when the weather turns cold enough to start me frantically knitting wool socks. They’re especially good for this wet Pacific climate (I’m in Portland, OR). But I don’t think we’re at that point yet, because the socks I started last spring are still 2″ away from finished.

    The best thing about knitting your own clothes: being able to make them exactly the right size.

  2. Awesome Mom October 13, 2007 at 1:31 pm #

    I have not yet become brave enough to attempt socks. Those look pretty cozy though.

  3. teteatete October 13, 2007 at 5:26 pm #

    I can only knit scarves :( But maybe I’ll take the plunge and attempt something with a shape!

  4. Fenny October 13, 2007 at 5:37 pm #

    When I’ve got the sewing I need to do out of the way, I’ll think about knitting socks. I may never get past the thinking, but I will think.