This is still a post about 'optimizing', or 'scaling down' as Amy has called it, but I disguised it. So as not to bore you more than necessary (says she, listening to 'Sunny' on her iPod and wriggling dance-like in front of her computer. Harvest season really is exhausting for body and for mind.).
As you have probably guessed, I'll be reporting on socks tonight.
They come in pairs and have, thus, a kind of a parallel. At least literarily speaking. Let's not talk mathematics because I almost failed High School because of a complete lack of mathematical understanding. Our maths teacher, a great fan of carrot cake and the healthy life, sighed greatly (and I mean greeeeeaaaaatlyyyy) and gave me the mark that had me pass - barely.
So socks come in pairs. And when you have knit a pair, you're sure to be left with a tiny rest of sock yarn. My sister tried to buy the same yarn again to knit a new pair and maybe finish the yarn this way, but she eventually got bored of the color scheme and was still, and very surprisingly, left with a rest of sock yarn. Which is kind of magic, if you ask me.
There are several, or actually, many of these tiny balls of yarns in my possession. And while I would move them to Berlin without any regret, I can just imagine myself opening a box in Berlin, in a new home, already quite distraught because of the moving stress, packing, unpacking, cleaning and being generally in a bad mood. And it's - oh, it's another leftover ball of untidy sock yarn. Great. Where shall I put that ?
Which is why we are starting the 'unparalleled project' here on the winery. The goal is to knit up any leftover sock yarn into funny socks that don't match and are thus unparalleled (in a literary sense, of course).
Anyone want to participate ? This is a challenge. I'm ready to employ terms like 'could not' and 'would not' and can't'. If anyone of you knits up a pair or more of these, I'd start my first flickr group (oh, what excitement there would be in store for me) and if you blog about them I'd blog about them, too. But really, there is no reason to go public. It's actually fun to knit socks that are not the same old same old all the time.