We interrupt our regular weekend programming to bring you a Public Sock Announcement from the MDK Lounge.
Lounge regular Karen T. posted this excellent tip in the Lounge topic for our latest knitalong, the Summer of Wandering Socks.
Read it and weep/shriek, as necessary.
—Ann and Kay
“Don’t Let This Happen to You”
Yesterday morning started out like a normal morning. It was hot here, so I started the car with the door open and noticed that the car sounded really loud. Hmm. Started driving to work, hit a tiny pot hole, and heard a clanging noise as if something was hanging down. Hmm. Was on the way to our bakery to give a tour so I figured I would go there, do the tour (my favorite part of my job), then swing by my mechanic on the way back up to my office.
I was around the corner from the bakery when the bottom literally fell out of that plan. Imagine my surprise when my car started making the loudest noise I’ve ever heard, scraping the pavement, and leaving a trail of sparks behind me. Managed to get her pulled over in a safe spot and saw that my entire exhaust system had pretty much fallen off the bottom of the car.
That was not the problem.
I HAD NO KNITTING WITH ME! Yes, you read that right. We’re knitting socks. There are usually socks in my purse anyway, but not this time. It was sitting cozily on the couch at home. Panic set in.
Luckily AAA got there in record time, my friend Fulicia was walking to work and saw me so she waited with me, my mechanic can fix it, and my friend Robb loaned me his car.
Learn from my rookie mistake, folks. This could have happened to any one of us. ~Stuck somewhere with no knitting.~ Just the thought of it makes me shudder.
Go now. Stash some knitting in the trunk or the glove compartment. Don’t let this happen to you.
Karen T., in the MDK Lounge