Saturday, December 8, 2012

A new kind of crime

I think there has been a socknapping at my house!

My feet were cold last night so I went to bed wearing wool socks.  Sometime during the night, my feet likely overheated, but only one must have been unbearably hot.  I awakened this morning with one sock on and one sock off and I cannot for the life of me find the sock that was removed.  Where could it be?  The sock had to have help getting off my foot!  It's not on the floor, in the dirty laundry pile or under the covers.  It's gone.  If I weren't a rational woman, I'd consider the sock just walked off on its own or was taken.  While this particular sock isn't a precious hand knit one, it is a nice superwool sock; warm, washable and purple.  One of my favorites.  I won't be able to rest until it's reunited with its mate and back doing its job of keeping my feet warm.



Speaking of socks, Sara, who is becoming quite an accomplished knitter, is helping me knit a Christmas stocking for a certain little someone who doesn't have one yet.  It's her first Christmas, so it has to be special.  The cuff is trimmed in a bulky Mountain Colors boucle yarn in the Crazy Woman colorway. Having just cast on a couple of days ago, it's going fairly quickly for us and as I knit around and around and around, I find myself thankful it's designed to be a singleton.  I won't have to knit a pair for the project to be complete.  Second Sock Syndrome is a real disease around my house.  

This is my first weekend off in a month and I have a plan to chill the hell out.  For the last 4 weekends, I've set my alarm for 4:30 AM so I could be at work and raring to go by 6.  Today there was no alarm, well, except for Leo when he heard Isaac barking around 8 this morning, and I got close to an extra 4 hours of precious sleep!  I'm planning on a relatively lazy day where I will run the vacuum,  watch some schmaltzy romantic holiday movies, knit and look for a purple sock.  


19 comments:

Silliyak said...

Check the foot of the bed. (that wasn't intended as a pun, but it still works) Particularly if you have, wait for it, a foot board. No wonder socks seem to like to go there!

Finding Pam said...

Did you talk with Leo about that missing sock? LOL! YOur mittens have not come yet, but I'll let you know when they do arrive. Cold weather is due here Sunday.

Have fun on your day off. I love those Christmas movies.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

i, too, think you should ask leo about the missing purple sock. i'd bet on it being near or in his bed! ha!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxo

Finding Pam said...

BTW, I posted my award. Thanks for the award.

Gail said...

I think I have your sock!

Enjoy your weekend.

Brenda said...

Leo took it. Or Sarah because she is making you a knitted one and needed your size. That is a cool stocking the little one will have. Rest us....or chill the hell out as you said!

Brenda said...

How did I mis type the word up. The s isn't anywhere near the p....oh dear....

Rose said...

Sounds like a great day! Did you check way down under the covers? I've lost socks that way before. By the way, thanks for the award! I will write a post tomorrow.

The Bug said...

Ooh I love purple, but I didn't steal the sock. I have my OWN purple socks thank you! I agree with the others - interview Leo about the subject :)

Mrs. A said...

Surely you've asked Leo by now...Any luck?

Happy Weekend! So glad you get one!

Jane Galley said...

Poor Leo, everyone things he knows where the sock is. He's misunderstood! Hope you find it soon, and enjoy your lazy day, you deserve it

NCmountainwoman said...

Enjoy your weekend off! And stop looking for the sock. Keep in mind that socks worn to bed need not match anyway.

Ruth said...

hope you find the sock. We had a great weekend with a 3 year old sleep over Sunday began at 6am with
"poppy - its morning now can you make me breakfast? "in a very cheery voice after cuddles poppy and 3 year old went downstairs and i sort of went back to sleep for a bit.
Hope you have a great weekend not working.

Ruth said...

hope you find the sock. We had a great weekend with a 3 year old sleep over Sunday began at 6am with
"poppy - its morning now can you make me breakfast? "in a very cheery voice after cuddles poppy and 3 year old went downstairs and i sort of went back to sleep for a bit.
Hope you have a great weekend not working.

sapphireblue said...

There is an alternate universe for all those socks.

Finding Pam said...

Rudee, my mittens arrived yesterday. I posted them. THank you for them.

sandy said...

sounds like a relaxing weekend you have planned.

I absolutely know there are sock thiefs. Same thing has happened to me a few times and I never did find them.

Stephanie V said...

Nice to think of you chillin' this weekend, too! Love the colors in that boucle. Hand knit stockings are real treasures.

Joyful said...

Believe it or not I've had socks disappear like that too. Often I cannot find them but later they show up, lol. I hope you find yours. Enjoy your time off and rest well. Merry Christmas.