You know how families come up with little sayings and quotes? One of the things we say is “Christmas socks” in a very silly voice. Actually, in this silly voice (skip to about the 50 second mark, or just watch the whole thing. It’s funny.):
It’s Mr. Bean’s Christmas special! We watched it every year, and I always thought it was fantastic. (Still do, although now I realize how ridiculous the show is… and that laugh track! Oof.)
So, now, every year when we’re opening Christmas presents, if anyone gets a pair of socks, we all say “Christmas Socks,” just like Mr. Bean.
And this year, my father-in-law will be receiving Christmas Socks. (Even if he doesn’t get the joke.)
I finally finished my orange socks!
I’m so pleased with how they turned out. I love the reinforced slip-stitch heel, and I can’t get enough of the basket-weave pattern on the sock uppers. (It’s a pain in the butt to knit, but it looks great!)