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eldergirl
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Posted - 10/09/2013 :  02:34:38 AM  Show Profile Send eldergirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Our heroine has turned the heel, decreased for the instep, and is trundling along towards the toe.
Yesterday, she had a very bad moment, when, with only half-an-inch to go before decreasing for the toe, she thought she had run out of yarn!

This was particularly bad, because she had tried to prepare for such a moment by purchasing a skein of yarn of similar hand-dye type, and what looked like a similar color.

Mais helas! Ce ne va pas. The color was too intense for the soft, warm tone of the original sock wool.

The heroine went to bed to sleep off the disappointment, and when she woke up, AHA! hiding in her little knitting bag was a small ball of the original yarn, looking like just enough to get to the end of the toe!

The mice had been busy! They had taken all the 12-inch lengths of frogged yarn which our heroine just happened to save (because her mother was of Dutch ancestry, and kept house and worked during the great depression).

The mice twined and spit and rolled all the little yarn ends up to make a little yarn ball to finish Anna's little sock!

So, watch this space for the gripping finale, to make sure that the mice have learned to leave well enough alone, and Anna (our heroine) has overcome her knitting sinkhole, and is on her way!

Your friend,

The sock knitter.

PS. Lesson learned: Not even a Mac can guarantee color for picky knitters!

Life is beautiful.

flicka
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Posted - 10/09/2013 :  8:25:53 PM  Show Profile Send flicka a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What a tale, Anna. It was mighty nice of the mice to give you some of the yarn back. Be careful of your toes while wearing those socks, though. The yarn must be very tasty.

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Luann
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Posted - 10/09/2013 :  9:06:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hooray for helpful mice!

Knit and let knit!
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eldergirl
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Posted - 10/10/2013 :  6:52:35 PM  Show Profile Send eldergirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was picturing the little mice of Beatrix Potter's story of "The Tailor of Gloucester".

But really, the yarn is not little 12 inch strips, I am pretty sure it is all one length. (I hope).


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