Ok, so I'm not off to a really quick start for NaBloPoMo, but I guess pacing oneself is important for these...
In the last few weeks I have had a run of bad luck with socks and a run of good luck to make up for it. Actually I'm not sure if the term 'bad luck' applies to all of my sock woes since chance may not be the biggest factor. In fact today's entries are all the inevitable product of time and wear. I have, for the first time worn a hole in one of my hand made socks:
This is one of my monkey socks and I'm not sure how I managed to wear such a large hole in the heel without noticing. I have been wearing this pair a lot since they are a nice blue that goes doesn't stand out if worn with jeans. I've also been wearing them in my favorite shoes which happen to be slip on shoes with low backs that rub the back of the heel when you walk.
It was a simple matter of time before I wore out a pair of socks but it was still a shock when it happened. It was a greater shock when I noticed that two other pairs of socks also had holes in them:
Oh woe is me. I'm not sure why but the three pairs of socks I knit during my last trip to Montreal decided to wear out at the same time. I'm wondering if the needles I used were cursed.
Anyway, all is not lost. As someone who will repair store bought socks if I like the pattern enough, I'll be sitting down to darn my socks one of these days soon. Luckily all three holes seem pretty stable because the socks are all slightly felted where they wore out. This means I don't have to worry about my sock unraveling while they wait for me to repair them.
Tomorrow: some good sock news.