Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Time for Teacher Gifts

The school year is drawing to an end and my not-so-little little brother is finally beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. That light might not have been so bright if it weren't for a few very important teachers that helped him make it through the year. He's worked hard and I can tell you my parents are very proud, but the efforts of several teachers must be acknowledged- In the form of a cashmere/merino blend hand knitted sock of course.


Is there really any other way for a knitter to say 'Thanks for helping my son get through his most dreaded grade 11 subject' ? Or how about just grade 11, period?

What is it? Handmaiden Casbah Sock yarn.
80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon (if you're wondering if she loved knitting with it, the answer is 'Ooooh Yes!')
Pattern? A pattern by Mountain Colours called "Fritzy's Socks".

While I have never personally met this teacher, her name has become a very familiar one. It sounds to me like she deserves these. Anyone who can get a 16 year old boy who has been entirely preoccupied with getting his license through grade 11 chemistry, deserves to wear cashmere socks everyday for the rest of their life.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Getting someone through Chemistry? Definitely deserving of such gorgeous socks!!!

Geri (that's my Ravelry name, too!) said...

Wow! What a great teacher gift? I don't think I got any end-of-the-year thank you gifts from parents in 30 years of teaching! I'm sure the teacher will REALLY appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

Does your brother need to learn anything over the summer? I would adore a pair of those socks! LOL!
Nan

Monika said...

Love the socks!