Saturday, February 03, 2007

Collections hassle, and some socks

I've had an extremely irritating day. When I got home yesterday, there was a letter from a collections agency telling me I owed $576 to a company I've never heard of. This morning, I called and discovered that it was from a fixed price natural gas seller I signed up with in our old house. Apparently, moving counts as "canceling the contract", and they've charged me this amount of money as a penalty. However, they themselves never attempted to contact me to let me know. They never wrote me a letter. Never called. Just sent it to a collections agency! Had they written or called, I would have known, since we paid for mail forwarding, and our old phone number was also being forwarded. Ugh.

So to make myself feel better, I had some toast with margarine and jam (total comfort food). And I took pictures of my latest knitting.

Tiny miniature socks

These are my "tiny miniature socks" as I called them while I was knitting them. The feet are about 5" long, I'd guess. They look a little funky because the leg is ribbed, while the foot is plain stockinette, which makes the foot look huge in comparison to the leg. They're my latest contribution to the Dulaan project, so hopefully some little kid in Mongolia will like them. They don't match, stripewise, for two reasons. The rationalization reason is that I wasn't sure I'd have enough yarn to finish the second sock if I pulled out enough to reach the same starting point. The real reason is because I'm lazy and I tell myself it's a design feature when they don't match.

These are the first socks I've knitted from Sensational Knitted Socks and I must say, I really like them. I liked how the pattern was constructed. I liked how customizable it was. The way she makes the heel flap with a garter stitch edge makes it really easy to pick up the gusset stitches, and there's no gusset hole!

1 comment:

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