Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bobby's Socks

I'd like to tell you about an exciting new project that I have been working on for the last few months. I was approached a few months ago about knitting some crazy coloured socks for a new book that is coming out called Bobby's Socks by Nathaniel Sewell. The book is about a man's struggle to deal with sexual abuse he experienced as a child. It is based on a true story. In this story he speaks of wearing colourful socks that make you happy and he likes to draw these happy hearts. Once you read the book you really want a pair of your own Bobby's Socks. So there are a bunch of us Etsy knitters that are making Bobby's Socks with Happy Hearts so that once you have read this book you can own your very own. Everyone who is making these socks will be donating a portion from the sale to Bobby's Socks Foundation. I will be donating $10 for every pair of Bobby's Socks that I sell.

Each knitter who is participating is creating their own version of colourful Bobby's Socks. This is my version. I will be making pairs in different colour combinations. This is just my first colour combination to get started. They are made using a washable wool which makes the warm and convenient. Machine washable and socks are essential to me when making knitted socks.
Here is a link to my Etsy listing

Now that you know all about Bobby's Socks I am hoping that it has peaked your interest and you would like to read this amazing story. Here is a link to the book and the Ebook version so that you can check it out.

Paperback version

Ebook version