June 29, 2016 - The Saga of a Stump Sock

This month has seen the arrival of some precious gifts...

First, the socks!  MOB III is now nearly complete.   My hope was for nine socks, and seven are now finished, thanks in large part to my knitting friends from Ravelry and SAQA.

Here they are so far...with particular thanks to Anne, whose sock arrived some time back and wasn't acknowledged...and with thanks to Bev, whose sock was sent twice before it found its way here!  Oh...and the three in the back row?  These are the ones I've finished so far.  With another being knit by a friend from Calgary, I need to knit only one more to complete the set.  :-)

Collected stump socks - June 29-2016

Here's the story of Bev's sock, which boggled my mind!

  • Sent to me the first time...landed at Customs on May 5...and was sent back to her as "undeliverable" -- even though the address was correct.  Sigh.
  • Sent again June 2:
    • Departed Post Office in Colorado - June 2 at 6:26 p.m.;
    • Passed through "USPS Origin Facility" - June 2 at 10:45-10:47 p.m.;
    • Passed through "USPS Facility" in Los Angeles - June 4 at 10:14-10:35 a.m.;
    • Processed at "ISC" in Los Angeles - June 5 at 10:43 a.m.;
    • Arrived Los Angeles (location?) - June 6 at 1:06 p.m.;
    • Departed Vancouver, B.C. - June 7 at 8:11 a.m.;
    • "Processed Through Facility" in Canada (probably Vancouver) - June 7 - 10:43 a.m.
    • "Customs Clearance" in Canada (Vancouver?) - June 7 - 10:43 a.m.;
    • "Customs Clearance processing complete" - June 7 - 11:10 a.m.;
    • Arrived Mirror, Alberta Post Office - June 10 - 12:03 p.m.
Seriously?  Colorado is just about straight south of Alberta...well, southeast but not "east" by much... so it's anyone's guess why the sock had to travel here via the west coast of the continent (LA and Vancouver, B.C.).  Bev and I are both relieved it finally arrived!

Another gift surprised me on Tuesday this week: I was given a box of unused, still wrapped insulin syringes.   I had been longing to add syringes to MOB I...but had no idea how to acquire any, as I am not in need of them myself and had returned all my husband's to the pharmacy when he died. (Unused and still sterile, they were donated to those in need.)  And out of the blue -- !  So now to plan exactly how to use them tastefully...I believe they will add impact to the statement of this piece.

As for the "main event" -- MOB I -- here's how it looked after stitching yesterday:

Next month's report will be the last before the finale of MOB I (August 9)...stay tuned -- and thanks for your continued support!