|Argyle socks pencil sketch|
I just put on a wonderful new top in preparation for a lunch date with my daughter. After a few minutes I started doing the wiggle. You know what I’m talking about-- the sticking tag in your back wiggle. You can’t scratch it because it’s not really itchy, just uncomfortable. Manufacturers, can you hear me? Why can’t you use plain ole cotton thread or take a cue from men’s underwear and print the label on? Why must you insist on using wiry type thread that feels like I am getting unnecessary acupuncture?
So what do I do? I grab some scissors and cut it out, and now my pretty new top has a hole in the back, because it is practically impossible to get out the offending thread and tag without a consequence. Thanks a lot!
It reminds me of getting my daughter dressed when she was just a tyke. Every day, and I mean every day we had a sock war. Her oh so delicate feet could not tolerate that infamous sock line. No, I’m not talking about longitude or latitude. I’m referring to the seam along the toes. It bothered her to distraction. As far as I could tell no other kids seemed to mind.
So one day I opened up her sock drawer and to my surprise she had cut the toes off of every single pair. When I wasn’t looking she had taken my big sewing shears (hopefully she walked and didn’t run thanks to my mother’s constant warning) and in her juvenile innocence fixed them all. She happily wore them with the toes sticking out.
So I went on a quest to find socks with no sock line. As it turned out, only one store in the whole town sold them. They were expensive and sometimes out of stock but since I didn’t want my daughter going to school with holey socks or god forbid barefoot, all throughout her early years, I would periodically go to this store and pay a premium price for socks without lines.
Quite frankly I didn’t get it at the time, I do now!