Yeah, okay, not technically an orphan, but a lovely friend up in Amsterdam wrote to ask how 'the orphans' were doing after I posted about all my single socks in the 'Drumroll' post a few weeks ago, and the name has stuck! He also, in fact, gave meaning to the lives of all those single socks... Oh, I have to quote him in full - it made me giggle!
"Hope all is well with you and the orphans (if you just make interracial couples of them, then there’s only one left… introduce the concept of polygamy - and you can just grab any two and wear them together… your single-sock sexual revolution may just remove the stigma of knitting one sock for good!)"The Single-Sock Sexual Revolution may be something to look in to... later... SSS? NO, SSSR, baby, SSSR!
Talking of tricksy numbers, here's a prime example. Not soon after Plum Crumble Jay No.2 left the premises, Denim Dancer No.1 arrived at the orphanage door.
I must say though, that the pattern repeat is loveliness itself! I MUST invest in a sock blocker so I can show my darlings off in a better light.