I’m on the second Happy sock for my mum and I’m knitting this one in the city. She will have one foot in a country sock and the other in a city sock. She’ll get a kick out of that. She is 86 now and in an exceptional nursing home. As amazing as it may seem, she is really happy there, surrounded by lots of loving staff and bittersweet stories of some of the other residents. She reads like crazy, the New York Times every day and is always into a good book. She has been there coming on 4 years now and once a year I send her a pair of knitted bed socks which she loves ~ and since we live in different countries now, I get to feel that I am a little closer to her than I actually am, and maybe she does too.