Thursday, November 07, 2019

Enough With The Socks Already! And Postcards!

So here are the pair of socks I'm crazy about. The phone camera doesn't do them justice, they need to be taken out in bright sunshine and thrown on someone's feet and photographed properly. The yarn was a gift from my niece and I was delighted that there's enough left over to knit her a pair of these too.

In other news - I love postcards. I get quite a few, though nothing like Daughter who sends and receives 100s every year from around the world. Part of a huge group worldwide that exchange PCs from their countries of origin following (usually) a theme.

So in the past three days I've received three and here they are:

The first one is from my sister who spent the day in my favourite area of West Cork where I spent so much time myself

The second is from Grandgirl, who spent the weekend in Dallas Texas (I know!) at the grace and favour of her friend from kindergarten who had a business meeting there and treated her - these young 'uns all growed up and having business meetings when I pushed their swings in the playground. I am so impressed though that she took the time out to write and mail this PC to her grandma.


The third is from my school pal (friends since we were 11) who has beaten a deadly form of cancer and travels a lot and never, ever fails to send me a postcard. This is from Avignon and she planted an ear worm by reminding me of how we would deliberately sing Sur Le Pont Avignon in atrocious French accents at our French teacher in school and fake puzzlement at her enragement. So 3 days now and I have it stuck in my head. Revenge from Soeur LePaul.

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  1. Wonderful socks, I love the sel striping effects. And the postcards are woncderful too.

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    1. Thank you Uglemor, I truly adore these socks.

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  2. The socks are amazing!

    I don't send postcards any more, I prefer to email people when I get back from holiday, and attach a few photos of where we've been.

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  3. Thanks Nick. Postcards are enjoying a resurgence I am amazed at Daughter's collection and also how letters are coming back into vogue. Digital is so ephemeral. I have a little display tree on my desk and stick current postcards on it.

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  4. LOVE your socks (which I rarely wear).
    And hooray for the postcards. They really are a wonderful connection ot people and places...

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    1. Aren't they EC and I do love their permanence.

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  5. We've pretty well stop sending cards when we travel. They can be quite time consuming, but we always send one to my mother. I love receiving them, well again, used to. We don't receive them now.

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    1. What's it about you have to give to receive? I like sending them and always ask travelling friends to send me one.

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  6. Wow! You're on a roll sock-wise,WWW! They are growing ever more happily colourful too - they are bound to give the wearer a pair of very happy feet. :)

    I used to love choosing/sending/receiving postcards but sadly that has slowly become just another of those "things of the past" for me. I shall carry on sending real (as against e-mail-driven) Christmas cards; many seem to be treating that custom as a thing of the past too, sadly.

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  7. I do believe a resurgence is happening T. I was amazed at Grandgirl's thoughtfulness in sending me PCs over the years from her world travels. A moment in time beautifully captured. We all need to actually take the time I think.

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  8. Those socks are dazzling. I swear I am going to finish that pair on my needles.

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    1. Be sure to take a pic Joanne for us all to enjoy!

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  9. LOVE the socks :)
    The post cards too. I should hunt up your address which I have here somewhere I think and send you one from Adelaide.

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    1. I'd love that River and I would certainly send one back to you!

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  10. Those are beautiful postcards from around the world. The socks are cute.

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  11. It is nice to see picture post cards. They used to be a regular feature of my life till some years ago but, now, I don't get any nor do I send any. The latter because, I hardly ever leave my home.

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  12. You could get some on line Ramana and start up a new interest. Daughter makes her own and they are beautiful and go around the world.

    Actually, you email your address and I will send you one of my cards.

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  13. Those are really great socks.

    I used to send postcards when I traveled, but now in the age of digital photos, I don't and online posting, I don't.

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