Sunday, October 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Husby!

Thought I'd better publicly wish Husby a happy birthday, since this year is a big one - he turned 40 last Monday. Wow! Forty always seemed so old - except when you turn it yourself!! We had a relaxing weekend away and last night had lovely dinner with old friends, and today is the family celebration.

Husby had been (not so) surreptitiously dropping hints that he'd really like a pair of handknit socks for his birthday. Which of course I was already making for him, but in secret. Except the whole "in secret" business means that I didn't actually have that much time to knit on them.

Which in turn meant husby only actually got one sock for his birthday - and so I present you with:
one Mullet Sock!

So-called after the Mullet hairstyle (think Billy Ray Cyrus back in Achy Breaky Heart days). Which is not to say husby is anything like BRC (far from it!), but more a reflection of the sock itself - all business (plain stocking stitch) at the front, and party (ribbing) at the back! And of course husby's signature red toe!
At least now I can knit the second sock in front of him - he might even get a pair before the end of October!

14 comments:

amy said...

Happy Birthday to Husby!!

Lynne said...

Happy birthday Mr Husby.

Love the red toe!

I don't think there's anyone like BRS!! [thank goodness]

MadMad said...

What a great name! Did you come up with it? Happy B-day to the Husby!

Bells said...

LOVE the name! That is so damn funny.

Yes, I know all about this secret sock knitting business. It's damn tricky.

You're so right - it sounded ancient until it wasn't so far away anymore. I want to be as relaxed about turning 40 as he is when I get there.

del said...

What a lucky guy! Love that sock. At least you don't have to hide knitting the mate. Hope his birthday is great!

Alwen said...

I think some of the younger birthdays were more traumatizing. Like when my own DH turned 30.

I love socks with secret red toes.

sweetp said...

mwhahaha mullet socks! great name.

Happy Bday to your Dh

2paw said...

Happy Birthday Mr RoseRed, what beautiful sock(s) your lovely wife knitted for you. I, on the other hand, am left sadly singing 'Don't break my sock, my achy breaky sock....'

Snoozen said...

Happy Birthday AB hope you had fun last night. Ours continued throughout the night with both A and I being unwell. Glad that we could break the ice for you by turning 40 first. I love being 40 and as people say it is the new 30!

When you feel the chill in your bones just look down and be warmed by the fire (well in colour) in your toes.

Michelle said...

Happy 40th birthday Husby!

Glad it was an excellent week all round. Love the sock!

Donna Lee said...

I have the same trouble with secret sock knitting. I have to keep them under wraps but that makes them take longer. I like the mullet socks and now Achey Breaky heart is stuck in my head.

Happy BD to husby!

Michele said...

Happy Birthday to your husband. And many good wishes for the coming year.

Geek Knitter said...

Happy Birthday!

kim said...

Happy Birthday to your YOUNG husband!!! I love the socks, especially the red toe.