Monday, June 15, 2009

From the ashes of disaster...

Continuing my quest to take care of bloggage, today I bring you one of the things I made for my sister for her 16th birthday (which was in February): Dobby socks!

Dobbytomus: a rare subspecies of Pomatomus

To be completely honest, I only made one of these for her for her birthday. The other one I rescued from what was nearly a sock tragedy.

You may recall that a while back, I knit myself a pair of blue Pomatomus (ravlink) socks. I rather liked these and wore them on occasional (my life has sadly few opportunities for wearing handknit wool socks). One day, back about November, I pulled them out of my sock drawer to put them on, and to my horror discovered that the heel of one was moth eaten! You can imagine my dismay. I immediately cleaned and quarantined all my wool socks (fortunately kept nowhere near the yarn) and bought a couple dozen lavendar-scented cedar blocks for all my wool storage places. I can happily report that I have found no other damage or evidence of a beastly invasion.

But that still left the question of what to do with the one perfectly good sock. I didn't have the yarn to make a second one to match, and I don't wear mismatched socks (except on accident). But then it occurred to me: I have a younger sister who's obsessed with Harry Potter and would love to wear mismatched socks. So I found some yarn (Koigu) for the not-quite-matching mate, and knitted away. My sister assures me she likes the result.

So there you have it: further evidence that the roses of success can grow from the ashes of disaster!


Ezi said...

Gee, thanks. Now that song is stuck in my head. I don't have time to watch all of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Youtube!

Anonymous said...

Um, ok. And I thought I made my sister odd colored things. Wow. Yeah, and thanks for the earworm too. Good think I have the entire book of sheet music to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Somewhere...(toot ... sweet ... toot ... sweet ... the candy you whistle, the whistle you eat!

Sophie said...

Caracatus Potts would be proud of you! I like the blue one best.