over easter weekend i went home to visit my family. of course, i dragged my laundry along for the ride (how nice to not do laundry in a laundromat !). but, i was careless ... and accidently washed a handknit socken in the machine, ... and since that was so much fun, i even threw it into the dryer!
the poor socken was the mate of my beloved black panda sockens. i just finished them within the month, and managed to f*ck them up!
i can't remember, in my 14 years of knitting socks, having ever killed a sock in the wash. i cannot believe i did this!
the good news is that my lys still had this yarn on the shelf. i will make the mate (again). and the fulled socken? .... well ... i think i'm going to make the ultimate stupid sock creature ... i doubt john murphy has any made from handknit socks. i could be wrong ... but i think it is unlikely.
and, on another positive note, i finally took the time to finish the toe of the mate of my lovely cabled sockens. i took some pictures today, but the light source was a bit too funky. i will try to get some better pictures soon ....