Friday, February 6, 2009

Mr A's Secret Birthday Mansocks

It was Mr A's birthday on Tuesday. "Did you have a lovely romantic evening?" I hear you ask. A meal out perhaps? Or a quiet dinner in? After all, it HAS been snowing and it WAS very cold on Tuesday. A cosy evening in front of the fire would have been perfect.

Alas no, we spent our evening at the Pro Star Stadium watching Shrewsbury Town play Accrington Stanley. Never let it be said that we don't know how to have a good time ;-) At least The Shrews won, and no matter where you are there is nothing like the click of the turnstiles to get the adrenaline running!

Just as well then that Mr A's feet were as warm as toast in his new birthday socks. Knitted using Opal Rainforest 2 # Butterfly, and using 2.5mm neeedles, they are a 68 st sock and a UK size 10.

There had been much discussion at my knitting group as to the suitability of the colour - most of the ladies there were of the opinion that their husbands wouldn’t be seen dead wearing them.

But Mr A knows which side his bread is buttered, and pronounced himself delighted with them! And warm ;-)

I remain overwhelmed by your collective generosity. Thank you :-)


RooKnits said...

It was cold on Tuesday night - I was sat out in the cold at Molineux too. Shrewsbury are my pick for promotion from that league - come on you Shrews!
Love the socks BTW

daisie said...

Mr A clearly has excellent taste, in socks and in wife. :)