Thursday, June 14, 2007

First Sock Casualty

I did laundry today. When I was putting it away I saw the horror. I wore these socks yesterday, and I don't know how it happened but...

My first sock casualty! Oh, the horror! I wore them to work yesterday, and when I got home I changed to store-bought socks because I had to weed whack, and I'm terrible at it. I end up covered in grass. I normally wear slippers around the house, too, especially if I have hand knit socks on. So I have to fix them. The other sock is fine, not a sign of wear, nothing. This almost looks like it got a pick in it or caught on something, and if you look closely you'll see that one of the stitches has laddered back. Later this evening when I have some quiet time I will try to fix this little dilemma. I wear these socks a fair bit, but they shouldn't be worn out already! :(

When I got home from work today I decided to try to mow the jungle with old Pushie some more. I can only do so much at a time cuz the grass is too long, the mower is dull, it's a big yard, and it's hard on me cuz I'm always fetching up in things. My cell phone rang (one advantage to that mower -- I can hear the cell phone when it rings), and it was the assistant manager of the store. He said, "You're gonna love me!" We have an excellent customer from the US who has a summer house here. She spends oodles on custom framing, usually leaving whatever she wants framed, lets the framer (who is also the assistant manager) pick out whatever, then comes back for it when it's ready. After I left today she came in to get her framing. The A.M. pointed out a sweater of mine that I knit for the store over a year ago. She tried it on, loved it, bought that as well as some slippers I made and those Regia socks I just took in Monday! Gotta love it! Money for me!

We are doing the Yarn of the Month thing at the store. This month and til July 31 we are featuring Patons Canadiana. Customers will receive 10% off any purchase of in-stock Canadiana. Client Card holders will receive an extra 5%. I'm thinking August may be Decor, and September Classic Wool, since cooler weather will be hitting.

Here's pairs eight, nine, and ten for the 52 Pair Plunge. These are three pairs of socks for little feet for Dulaan. They were knit with leftover 100% merino wool, all hand-dyed stuff I got on eBay. The bright green and peachy ones are about size two, and the pink and purple ones are about size four. I didn't have enough to do those ones exactly the same, so I flip-flopped them. (Of course, Monkey Man wanted to be in the picture, too.)

I got one of these catalogs in the mail yesterday. They have a sock yarn called San Diego that sells for $12.99cdn, and one skein makes one pair of adult socks. It's self striping, 75% superwash wool, 25% polyamide, and it looks like it's nice, bright colors. Then on their web site they have this yarn, but not the San Diego yarn. It's not the same, this stuff is $2 more/skein. It looks okay, too. I might try a skein or two of each sometime. I guess one will me mail order (cuz I can't find San Diego on their site) and one over the net. Or I guess I could try to just write the numbers for the Supersock Yarn on the mail order. That will save shipping fees. (Their Austerman is $2 cheaper than retail, but maybe they just want to compensate for shipping costs.)

If you haven't done so yet, hop on over here and read this post. It's too funny! (I think it's great that he's doing it!) Also, she's on The Harlot's blog three times in this post! Lucky girl!

Happy knitting!


Anonymous pat said...

Do you know I have never had a sock die yet (although yours isn't dead, just injured!)I think it is because I have so many that I can't wear any one pair out - maybe they will all go at once - Oh no!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Charity said...

Oh, no! Sorry to hear about the sock!

Love the Dulaan sockies, though. :0)

12:04 PM  
Blogger Heddy said...

Shoot ... sorry to hear the sock sadness! You'll have to repair it or knit a new pair! My first pair of socks for me (second pair ever) was from almost the same yarn -- mine has red where yours has green). They wear like iron ... looks like you mighthave hot a splinter of wood or hooked it on a nail (my third pair ever suffered that fate!)

Thanks for the update on the yarn of the month ... I don't use much Canadiana, but am looking forward to upcoming months!

4:55 PM  
Blogger Miss Tonia said...

Oh, the heart break! Poor sock. Hope you can fix it. I don't really seem to wear my socks long enough to get holes or wear them out. Since I work in a dirty warehouse, I can't seem to bring myself to wear them into work. But I ususally wear them around the house.

Love the bright green socks. That's Annie's favorite color, and if she saw them, she'd want me to make her a pair just like them.

Have a great weekend!

5:31 PM  
Blogger Bev Love said...

What pattern did you use for your Dulan Socks. I have accumulated quite a few leftovers during the Sock Marathon and 52 pair plunge.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Oh NO!!!! A hole! I hope that you are able to fix it up and make it just like new again!
I mow our yard with a PUSH mower...and was weed-whacking last night when...the weeder ran out of that string stuff. I didn't even get to the front yard..oh well...I took that as a sign to stop for the night. :)

8:48 AM  
Blogger Heddy said...

What colour are you making your new slippers/ It seems like they wore out really quickly ! T has had his for years (but only wears them in winter -- so that could be why his are still solid!)

4:15 PM  
Blogger Heddy said...

So are your new slippers going to be B&L or Classic Wool? The green sounds pretty ... you do a double sole, right? The Fiber Trends clog pattern, right?

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Oyoyoy, a sock casualty! I'm still waiting for my first one, but seeing the amount of times I'm wearing my handknit socks, it'll be just a matter of time till this happens! But then again, I'm absolutely positive that you'll be doing a great sewing job and the socks will be as good as new!
The Dulaaan socks are so cute - adore them!

3:49 AM  

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