I had a moment of panic over the thought of 'Sock Knit Show and Tell'. Oh, well, I guess it will come out sooner or later. I'll just matter of factly tell them, "I suffer from SSS". I'm sure they will understand.
I switched 'Mindset Gears' from quilting to knitting; found my WIP Knitting Bag with the Always In Progress Homespun Shawl. Dusted that off, and went to the cedar chest for my Great Grandmother Leatherwood's knitted Lace Collar.
Have I told ya'll about about my chair? No? Well, now is as good a time as ever. Yep, the folding chair is gone, and in it's place a slip covered, padded and adjustable chair. The BeeGals fixed up an old office chair for me. I really feel like one of them, sitting here....knitting, listening to their expert tips on 'ToeUp', Cuff Down, and Double Points versus Circular TwoAtATime sock knitting.
Alma laid her 'Self Striping Sock' aside and announced, "Let's take a break, and when we come back, Sue will share her Work In Progress and her SockItToMe Show and Tell." At that, everyone stood, stretched and headed for the break room....except me...I felt like heading to 'the head' and throwing up....SSS anxiety attack.
I took a deep breath and began, "I'll start with my Show and Tell, which as you can see has nothing to do with socks. I'll explain why in a few minutes. I thought ya'll would enjoy seeing some Vintage Knitted Lace. This lace collar was knitted by my Great Grandmother Leatherwood. That's her, second from the bottom."
I passed the box holding the Family Heirloom Lace Collar and the photo to my right, and continued my presentation. "My Great Grandmother Leatherwood must have been a Master Knitter. The story is that she knitted the Lace Collars for each of her sisters."
"As for me and 'Sock Knitting',
I am a Master SOCK YARN COLLECTOR who suffers from SSS."
Shocked Silence!!! Then....Roaring Laughter....everyone except Diane!!!
"Ya'll are terrible, laughing like that, SSS sounds serious. What the Hell is it?"
I put on my best 'Serious Face' and answered,
*"Second Sock Syndrome"
*SSS...an abbreviation referring to the crippling and common knitters affliction known as Second Sock Syndrome. 95% of knitters suffer...99% live in fear...unable to knit the second sock. SSS a repeating disease...spread from knitter to knitter...spread through Sock Yarn itself. Not fatal...but can lead to a number of single hand-knitted socks. (reference: At Knits End...Meditations for Women who Knit Too Much by Stephanie Pearl McPhee...Storey Publishing 2005)
See ya tomorrow for Sunday Summary...Week Two