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Has anyone else come across this?

My Wife's A Sock Murderess!

I made her several pairs of hand-knitted Socka Fortissima socks, and she put one of the pair I made for her (FOR CHRISTMAS) in the washer AND DRYER when I told her not to.  Nooooo, hubby is dumb, she knows more than he does.  She can't knit, but she knows more about hand-knitted socks than I do.  And she spins our fleeces and she also felts projects so she knows what kind of disaster she is wreaking on my hard work.   So she tosses them into the washer AND THE DRYER and what happens?  Besides getting all pilled and fuzzed (and pretty nasty-looking) there's a friggin' HOLE in one of them from getting snagged by something else she washed them with.  The hole isn't in the bottom of the foot or the leg, where it would be easy to fix, but  noooo, in the GUSSET.  She didn't even bother to put them into a garment bag to keep them from getting BLUDGEONED by the the washer and dryer, just tossed them in like they were store-bought.  And they're RUINED!!  Dammit, all my hard work -- you wouldn't believe how AWFUL hand-knitted socks look after going through the washer AND THE DRYER just one time!!

Those who teach

Does anyone here teach knitting?

I do 2 or 3 times per week.  What I'm really struck by is the amount of people (older than I am) who don't know their right hand from the left nor do they know the names of their fingers, such as index finger, middle finger and ring finger.  This gets frustrating when you're trying to teach.  I have people say "I use this hand" and show me their right hand or "I use this finger" and show me their index finger.

Any insight?

Photo of socks

OK, I'm not sure if you can read this or not, but I've attached a file for my sock link below.

SOCKS!! They're my passion

Japanese NORO Kureyon, brushed wool, numbers 88 and 138 (I think):View them here

Soak in cold water with Woolite or other fiber-friendly mild liquid soap.  Nothing antibacterial or with anything that could be counted as bleach.  Rinse in cold water

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