What to do when you lose one sock to a matched pair? Such a common problem, right?! Did you know there is a Lost Sock Memorial Day? On Saturday, May 9th, the SmartKnitKIDS team will observe Lost Sock Memorial Day. We thought a Eulogy to the Lost Sock would be appropriate.
Eulogy to the Lost Sock
One lone sock was lost today in the same horrifying way that socks are lost every day across this country and the world: the dryer.
This sock started out being perfectly knit with its “sole” mate. After an adventurous beginning that included being the center of attention through processing and packaging at the production plant, a wild ride across the country on a delivery truck and a brief stay on a local store peg, this pair settled into a quiet life warming the feet of their owner.
They enjoyed being part of their owner’s everyday activities from school to sports and just plain fun outside. Each week, the sock pair would participate in the laundry cycle – usually such a fun experience. Imagine a roller coaster ride through a car wash.
It was during one of these weekly laundry trips that the tragedy occurred. Upon being tossed around in the hot air of the dryer, one sock then searched out its mate. And that mate was missing. Vents were checked. The insides of other clothes were checked. Nowhere to be found. After all the weekly laundry loads were complete, the sock was declared MIA.
The sock is survived by its loving mate, as well as many friends at the resident sock drawer at the owner’s house. Its mate requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the Lost Sock Memorial Fund.
But, dry your tears SmartKnitKIDS fans!! You can always order more socks from us! We’ll keep makin’ ’em!