After 7 1/2 years, they are finally showing some wear. Normally I don't repair socks, they get tossed into the rag pile, but I cannot let these socks pass on so easily. Letting them go means my babies have gone and grown up. Even after they are grown, I suspect I'll keep these socks in my own sock drawer, to remember when they once had little feet that I kissed and tickled and played "This little piggy..." on their toes.
I don't put shoes on my babies, so these socks are all I have to remember their little baby feet. Peter has just about outgrown them, maybe another couple of months or so if he keeps growing as fast as he is. Just in time for warmer, bare feet weather around here. He went from under average to over average and grew 6 inches in the last 6 months!
They're just socks, but they hold more than just feet.