Socks and Rings and other Traded Things

Dear Vi,

I was knitting away in the shade of the back deck yesterday when I noticed that my sock yarn exactly matches my sun dress. Ha!  Too bad the socks aren’t for me! (though I can’t imagine wanting to wear wool socks on a day hot enough for a strapless cotton dress, lol.)No, these socks are for Kelly’s cousin, Gabrielle. She and I made a trade…I will knit her a pair of socks in exchange for these two silver rings:I am always knitting something, and she no longer wears the rings, so it seemed a fair bargain at the time. But between you and me, I think I’m getting the better part of the deal.

And speaking of trades, years ago I traded a necklace I never worn for a pair of earrings that my friend Peggy never wore. You’re not going to believe this, but take a look:How’s that for a match made in heaven? I wish I could remember the name of the stone…

Have you ever traded for anything?  Let me know in the comments!

5 thoughts on “Socks and Rings and other Traded Things

  1. That’s a great exchange and a serendipitous one, too. I don’t think I’ve ever traded, though friends and I do pass things back and forth. In college, my roommate and I were the same size everything. I had stuff that matched her stuff and vice versa. We put all our clothes in the same closet and just wore whatever. We were GOOD friends and both took care of our stuff, so it worked out well.

  2. …Rings on your fingers and Bells on your toes…You will have music and good friends where ever you go! … and the benefactor of your knitting will be getting hours of your love and talents!

  3. Is it blue Peruvian opal? I swop clothes with a friend. It’s not an even trade. We go through our closet for clothes we don’t wear and give a whole bag at a time. Whatever we don’t want, goes on to a charity shop.

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