Friday, November 5, 2010

Question: When does only one finished sock count for FO Friday?

Answer:  When you want to let everyone know about a great solution to 2nd sock syndome, or 2nd glove syndrome for that matter! 
My first Monkey sock is done!

K2TOG is one of my favorite Bay Area knitting stores.  I recently received their latest email which included this announcement:

We are also collecting hand-knit or crocheted single socks and single gloves (fingerless or fingered) to give as gifts to our service men and women who have lost limbs in service to this country. Donations will go to the VA Hospital in Palo Alto. These socks and fingerless gloves can be as fun as you feel inclined - and remember we have both men and women who will receive them.

I went to knitting night last night where a friend showed me her first completed sock.   Mind you, not her first pair of socks, but her first sock.  It was a beautiful sock.  She had knit it out of a gorgeous, variegated, deep red-hued yarn that she had dyed herself.  However, she didn't think she would be knitting a 2nd sock to match and was wondering what to do with it.  A pet's Christmas stocking perhaps?
That's when I remembered the K2TOG single sock collection and promised to pass the info along to her.

So, when I was having trouble finishing my second Monkey sock in time for FO Friday, I thought why not post my single sock, and tell everyone else about it too?  After all, there must be other knitters out there suffering from 2nd sock syndrome.

If you have a hand-knit sock or glove to donate, you can mail them to:

1325 Solano Ave.
Albany, CA  94706

Or maybe there is VA hospital near you that would also appreciate a donation.

My list of FO's have been a little light on charity knitting lately, so even though I plan on finishing the Monkey Socks for me, but I know what I'll be casting on for next . . .  a single sock, and maybe even a single glove.

P.S.  Thanks again to Tami's Amis for hosting FO FRIDAY!


  1. Love this idea and that is exactly what I am going to do with that red sock. Thanks for the post. By the way, Rosemary and Carmela are doing fine today. Carmela, the buff, is quite the scratcher. Wood shavings are flying everywhere! Love them already.

  2. I love that yarn. It's gorgeous. I think its a very good idea to stretch the FO point when it comes to passing on useful information.

  3. I love that yarn, too! So so pretty!

  4. oh i want to cast on a pair of monkeys so much. and i had no idea about charities like that. it's a great idea!

  5. Thanks for sharing the info - though I do think the answer to your question is "always!"