Mystery House

Growing Things

It’s that time of year again.  Currier and Ives packed their sleighs and bells and charming winter scenes and decamped for some properly picturesque location weeks ago.  Here, the snow is no longer pretty; it’s dirty gray heaps of sludge piled up along the sides of the streets and in the corners of parking lots.  Cars are coated with salty filth (filth which gleefully transfers itself to your coat if you get too close), and sneaky patches of ice make walking treacherous.  Perhaps Mother Nature thinks this is funny.  If she does, she’s wrong.

Desperate for the sight of cheerful, growing things, I’ve had to take matters into my own hands.  Obviously, I can’t plant anything outside, and even inside planting is tricky.  My potting soil is frozen in the garage, and who wants to haul around sacks of frozen dirt?  This requires creative use of materials which are already clogging up readily available in the house.  Yes, I’m growing socks.

The first pair has just been picked.

Panda Cotton Mom Socks Done

Another half-pair appears ripe and ready for harvest.

Covelite Sock First Done

And look–a new sprout!

Noro Sock Sprouting


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  1. * Guinifer says:

    Yummy! STR! I just picked a posy today as well!

    Posted 10 years, 4 months ago
  2. * Amy says:

    Very nice harvest.

    Posted 10 years, 4 months ago
  3. * Wendy says:

    Pretty enough to pick!

    Posted 10 years, 4 months ago
  4. * bezzie says:

    Holy cow, it’s not an embry-toe anymore! It’s a full fledged feetus (get it? Fetus? FEETus? Feet–socks??)
    I really need to get a life.

    Posted 10 years, 4 months ago

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