Thursday, June 26, 2008

Wildflower's havin a contest, go see! and a sad story

My friend Wildflower who's a maniac sock knitter is having a contest for her blogiversary. She's got some pretty sweet swag to give away. Go check it out! One of the conditions of entering the contest was that you had to tell a story about some socks you attempted to knit, had knit with difficulty or knit and frogged. Here's my sad, sad story...

Once upon a time there was a pretty pair of socks that AllyB knit with fabulous yarn she won from Scout's Swag, they were named - amazingly enough - Killer Biller Socks.

AllyB so enjoyed knitting them, they looked ever-so-nice on her feets and on the pretty turquoise sock blockers that Rena gave her for Christmas...until...she washed them, in cold water, by hand...when they dried so nice and soft and luxurious she was thinking about how heavenly they would be on her feets again...

until she put them on and found out she was WRONG!!!!

One of the socks had mysteriously become about an inch shorter than the other.

What to do, what to do?

She put them on the blockers and hung them on the office/sewing/quilting/knitting stash room door.

For about a month, they were constantly taunting her...you really shouldn't taunt her, you know.

They're back in the stash looking like this...
where they'll patiently wait until it's their turn on the needles again.

Next time she says she's gonna knit them both at the same time on one looooonnnggg circular needle and there will be no chance of one sock being shorter than the other.

There! Take that you naughty socks, mwa-ha-ha-ha!

the end

7 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

How in the world did that happen?!? Ugh. I would sit down and just cry. Good for you for getting the last word and froggin' those suckers! :-)

clarabelle said...

(Funnily enough, I've just posted on the topic of socks... great minds, eh!)

I don't think I could possibly have frogged those lovely socks... I would have just beaten the shorter one into submission with a bit of stretching!

Dianne said...

Naughty, naughty socks. You showed them!

Grace Yaskovic said...

i wouldn't let them be socks at all, I would use them for something else like a nice scarf, that will teach them

vegasangelbrat said...

OH NO! Sad and yet alittle funny...makes ya wonder how that happened. I do like the way they striped so hoping you do get to remake them!

Allison said...

That's a bummer! I'll have to join her contest since I can't seem to finish a sock!

JessaLu said...

Wow. You're way more hard core than I am - I would have just ignored the difference! ;o)