Saturday, November 24, 2007

Fortunately, Unfortunately...the socks edition

Ever read this children's book Fortunately Unfortunately? It begins:

"Fortunately, Ned was invited to a surprise party.
Unfortunately, the party was a thousand miles away.
Fortunately, a friend loaned Ned an airplane.
Unfortunately, the motor exploded.
Fortunately, there was a parachute in the airplane.
Unfortunately, there was a hole in the parachute."


Ok, here's the Ewephoric Socks version:

Fortunately, One very cold post-Thanksgiving Day, Ewephoric had on some beautiful, hand-knit wool socks .(Sub-fortunately, the color was beautiful. Sub-unfortunately, the name of the patterns was, well, unfortunate.)


Unfortunately, These lovely socks had a hole!


Fortunately, Ewephoric remembered she had extra yarn to repair it with since this yarn had been put up in a whoppingly generous skein.

Unfortunately, There are holes EVERYWHERE, and in both socks. Start over from scratch? With yarn that seems a bit fragile?



Fortunately, Poem-man and I spent the day after Thanksgiving in Cold Spring, NY.
Unfortunately, Poem-man got sick of looking at antiques and at the (awfully cold, but beautiful ) view of the Hudson River, and we had to leave.


Fortunately, On the way out of the Main Street are of town we found a YARN STORE!
Knittingsmith
Unfortunately, On the way out of the Main Street are of town we found a YARN STORE!


Fortunately, The store had beautiful yarn and an appropriate sign.

Unfortunately, Knittingsmith had sock yarn.

Fortunately, Ewephoric's stash was full of sock yarn.
Unfortunately, some Paca-Peds in the colorway "Singin' the Blues" made its way into her stash...even after Ewephoric had recently received an installment of sock club yarn.

Fortunately, Ewephoric does not feel compelled to repair the holey socks since she has new yarns to knit with.

Unfortunately, Ewephoric has lost her sock-knitting mojo and keeps turning sock yarn into non-sock accessories, even though she loves to wear hand-knit socks in the cold winter weather.

Oh, well. How will the story end?

9 comments:

Jane said...

Fortunately, I've got lots of sock mojo (some of which I stole from you) that I can give some back to you. hehe

How did you manage to destroy a pair of socks from six months ago? If its a yarn problem, I see my smooshy socks not lasting very long either.

Eliza said...

the random holes in your socks concern me. Is it possible you have moths?? They are so beautiful!! how unfortunate! (what a great trip though!)

Annie said...

Whoah, how did those socks get so holey? The yarn you found looks wonderful. So glad to see you are growing a stash.

Mz Kwooz said...

I know, I know. It might have been moths, though I think the holes on the bottom and side of the foot make sense in terms of having worn away. I think maybe this yarn was just not up to snuff. It's awfully thin, and I knit it pretty loose...

Code Purl said...

Cute story. I say go for new socks...

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Had to be moths !!! What else ? A miniature sock eating monster ? New socks, get new socks.

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