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Mar 22, 2019 18:48:08   #
Susie2016 (a regular here)
 
I found these while cleaning and started laughing all over again. What happened was that I had knitted the DH some winter house socks out of really nice, expensive wool. (They are slightly un-matching, as all my house socks are.) And I had made him swear he would never put them in the washing machine of course. (He does the laundry.) Well....unfortunately....one of them accidentally made it into the wash. It must have been stuck to something and he didn't see it. He was horrified and tried to hide it from me but one day I went to the laundry area in the basement for something and found it---he had stuck a Coke can in it, trying to stretch it back out! A Coke can! It was so funny! Unfortunately, as we all know, felted wool won't come back to life. It's a big joke between us now. But bless his heart for trying to fix it! And the next house socks I knitted for him are out of superwash wool that can be machine washed....


 
Mar 22, 2019 18:53:49   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Susie2016 wrote:
I found these while cleaning and started laughing all over again. What happened was that I had knitted the DH some winter house socks out of really nice, expensive wool. (They are slightly un-matching, as all my house socks are.) And I had made him swear he would never put them in the washing machine of course. (He does the laundry.) Well....unfortunately....one of them accidentally made it into the wash. It must have been stuck to something and he didn't see it. He was horrified and tried to hide it from me but one day I went to the laundry area in the basement for something and found it---he had stuck a Coke can in it, trying to stretch it back out! A Coke can! It was so funny! Unfortunately, as we all know, felted wool won't come back to life. It's a big joke between us now. But bless his heart for trying to fix it! And the next house socks I knitted for him are out of superwash wool that can be machine washed....
I found these while cleaning and started laughing ... (show quote)
Well, you can hang them as Christmas stockings - the small one for him, of course.
Mar 22, 2019 18:56:09   #
Fran42 (a regular here)
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
Well, you can hang them as Christmas stockings - the small one for him, of course.


I was thinking the same thing Jessica. Much too cute to hide away.
Mar 22, 2019 18:56:22   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
Well, you can hang them as Christmas stockings - the small one for him, of course.

I like the way you think!
Mar 22, 2019 19:09:41   #
Kansas g-ma (a regular here)
 
Those socks are neat! Sorry about his problem but loved the story.

Reminds me of the time a neighbor (mature college student, wife supporting while he learned) tried to help by doing the laundry. In those days almost everyone washed everything in hot water. He came over, tiny white sweater in hand and wanted to know how to fix it. Yes, he had washed several of his wife's lovely outfits in hot water. Sorry, Charlie, no fix. It wouldn't even fit my 4 yr old daughter.
Mar 22, 2019 19:14:57   #
susandkline
 
I was thinking that you could machine wash the unharmed sock and then give the pair to a child in the family. They would make funny Christmas stockings, though.
I love hand knit socks and yours are so pretty!
 
Mar 22, 2019 19:31:06   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
I like the Christmas stocking idea 😁
Mar 22, 2019 19:40:17   #
Candycounter1 (a regular here)
 
It is like a dad & son sock set 😊
Mar 22, 2019 19:46:04   #
orilliastitcher
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
Well, you can hang them as Christmas stockings - the small one for him, of course.


Great minds think alike. I was thinking of making the little sock a Christmas tree ornament or part of a Christmas wreath.
Mar 22, 2019 20:13:18   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
Felt the bigger one and give to a child maybe.
Mar 22, 2019 20:34:22   #
fergablu2 (a regular here)
 
Your husband does laundry! That is worth a ruined sock or two.
 
Mar 22, 2019 20:42:12   #
anngie
 
Susan - that’s what I was thinking!
Mar 22, 2019 21:24:26   #
sritchie1145 (a regular here)
 
I made a really nice pair of green socks for me. I didn't realise they were no machine wash wool. I gave them to a woman I worked with for her granddaughter.
Mar 22, 2019 21:28:32   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
fergablu2 wrote:
Your husband does laundry! That is worth a ruined sock or two.
My darling has only learned to put his dirty clothes in the hamper. He even carries it down to the laundry area for me! More than that I can't imagine him doing.
Mar 22, 2019 22:56:15   #
chooksnpinkroses
 
Shame about those lovely socks...

I keep an old shoe box in the laundry for the hand-knit socks to go into while waiting to be washed. That way none can accidentally get into the washing machine and possibly ruined.
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