In which Mom gets -1 socks for Christmas

Kim or Matt related , Knitting December 25th, 2008

As you might remember from yesterday, I’m not done knitting Mom’s Christmas socks.  She’s disappointed on several fronts.  (“They’re not Christmas!” being my personal favorite.  Ingrate.  And I say that with all the love in the world, Mom.)

However, the more troubling source of disappointment is this:


At first, I thought, “Oh, good.”   Toes are easy to fix.   Upon closer inspection, however, it turned out that toes are the least of my worries.   There is also this minor problem:


. . . along with about 14 of its closest friends.   Small, discrete holes sprinkled throughout the sock.   “It looks almost like mice nibbled it,” my mom said.   Since I’m reasonably sure mice don’t inhabit her sock drawer, my preferred culprit is moths.

Regardless, the sock is a wash.   I’ll have to knit a new one.   Also, closer inspection revealed a similar hole in its mate.   Just one (so far), and it’s on the sole, so it’s fairly easy to repair, but I’m going to have to take it, too.   This leaves the score at:

Mom -2 (last year’s socks)
Mom +1 (this year’s sock)

for a total of:

Mom -1

and leaves me with a lot of knitting to do.   I think I’ll look for cedar sachets, too.   Just in case.

2 Responses to “In which Mom gets -1 socks for Christmas”

  1. gretyblackdogon 28 Dec 2008 at 4:21 pm

    check on ravelry, but i think that if there are moths in the drawer, they are a b@tch to get rid of! they aren’t in your house are they?

  2. kimon 28 Dec 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Nope, my Mom’s house, where moths abound. (I learned my housekeeping skills from her.) Off to Rav to search for advice. . .

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