A few weeks back while surfing around Ravelry I noticed a pair of socks that looked familiar. Magnusmog had knit these Finnish Socks from Folk Socks by Nancy Bush.(if you are on Ravelry you can admire them here http://www.ravelry.com/projects/magnusmog/finnish-socks ) I have a pair of those that I knit from yarn that I had made from wool that was a Christmas gift. It was given to me the first year we moved to Michigan about thirteen years ago. The socks sit in a cupboard – felted by a helpful husband – schooled in helpfulness- but not schooled in the art of washing woolens. Anyway they sit – admired even in their felted state - whenever I do my seasonal cupboard changeover. Last weekend my brother showed up with a pair of the same socks knit in reverse colors with the same wool that I had made for him way back when. It seems I had made two pairs and gifted him one and had forgotten all about them. How fun it was to see them. Funny though he has never worn them – I think because he wanted to just admire them and was worried about ruining them. When I make something and give it away – I’m pretty good at giving it away – and letting go. How about you?