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A Slightly Different “Finished Sock” Post

All day long it’s been raining and dreary and gray. Everything is sopping wet outside. I kept wondering, “How am I going to put on these socks, and trek out somewhere with good lighting, and take some nice pictures, without getting them soaking wet?”

Because there is a convention in knit-blog-land, that your finished socks are photographed on the hoof. We post pictures of the sock-on-a-counter during the entire “in progress” phase, and I guess some of us worry that you won’t understand what the sock will look like on a foot.

Well finally I decided, “**** it, I’ll just tell them that when it’s on a foot, it looks foot-shaped and do what I can. Sock puppetry would work well. At least it’s easier to get the angle right.”

What do you think, Mr. Sock?

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Oh, I think that’s a great idea! But I’m not sure if the lighting inside is going to work and

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OH GOD OH GOD THE CLAWS THEY HURT MAKE THE CLAWS STOP!

Okay, Mr. Sock, sorry about that! Let’s go outside. Feeling better?

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Oh yes thank you, I think the bleeding will stop soon. Oh it looks like the pond’s filling in nicely.

Yeah, it’s crazy, right? It was almost dry like a week ago, and now it’s nearly overflowing. Pretty wet October.

Speaking of which, what do you think about the firewood?

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Ooh it looks lovely! Did you re-split all of that firewood from earlier this year?

Yep, I had to re-split most of the last load I had delivered, because it was way too big. But at least I have some good dry stuff to start burning now.

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Oh and is that the new stuff? That’s a pretty big pile! Gosh, that must have been a lot of work!

It really was, thanks for noticing! And thanks for your time, Mr. Sock, I really appreciate it.

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