So, last week I got my Little Box of Socks in the mail from Amazon, and I immediately loved it. Most every pattern in it was nice (with perhaps one glaring exception) and I immediately dove in, starting with these socks:
The Double Basket Socks, using Plymouth Galway. Oh, how lovely the stitch pattern is. And sooo fast, on size US4 needles, and 48 stitches around.
So, the day after I got the box, I decided to ride into town with my parents, rather than drive myself, to save gas. I thought I would look at my new patterns since I wasn't driving. That plan would have worked, had I not left the freaking box on top of the car!!!! So, less than 24 hours after I got it, I lost it. Including the pattern card I had been working on, because I had put it back in the box. For safe keeping.
Well, after a night of pouting, I went to Borders the next day and replaced it. Fast forward a couple days. This time, I left the box at home, and took the sock to my kids' swim class, as I always do. Have done so, without incident, for months on end. But this time? I get home to realize the sock bag is not with me. I distinctly remember putting it in my purse, but it must have fallen out. Fortunately it was found, and I picked it up the next day. But add to this the fact that the pattern said I would need 100grams to do these, and I ended up needing a bit more, I am convinced that these socks are cursed. I'm almost afraid to wear them. Almost.
Let's hope the next pair are less dramatic. Yeesh.
Finished pics forthcoming.