My late Swedish Mother in Law was very keen on knitting socks.
These socks were usually handed-out at Christmas, as presents.
The socks were fine, but for some reason they always wore out at the heel extremely quickly.
After a few years of faulty sock making, she decided to quit.
She then began to make miniature socks, far too small to be worn, so far more durable. We were all offered a pair.
I think my oldest, Kimbo, used his to replace the furry dice hanging from his car's rear-view mirror.
My daughter, out in Oz, uses hers as Christmas Tree decorations (above).
Ours, I think, are in a box of 'miscellaneous prized items' in a UK loft.
The miniature socks have had a much more varied, and longer, life than the full sized ones ever had!
Thank you Mor Mor. x
(p.s. She once made a sock with two heels. Unfortunately she un-knitted it before we had a chance to grab it as a wonderful souvenir)