Thought you might be interested in learning the latest. Ever since Britt (SpiffyB on Ravelry) started a thread on the Loose Ends Ravelry forum on Tuesday (7/22), the search for the sock owner has gone global.
It started when Ron Miskin (The Buffalo Wool Company) contacted Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (Yarn Harlot) to help spread the word. Well, we all know that she has thousands of loyal readers, so her Wednesday (7/23) post (which was hilarious) brought some global attention.
Since then, readers of the forum have: posted it on Facebook pages (in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, the San Diego County Spinners group, and so many others), contacted at least three local news channels (thinking that this is one of those great human interest stories), been posted to Reddit, Yahoo forums, and websites for various sock gatherings, tweeted and retweeted, and pinned to Pinterest. A UK Raveler posted it to the BBC Today website and a US Raveler posted the story to The Ellen Show’s website (Ellen DeGeneres).
Oklahoma City Ravelers have contacted the airport’s Traveler’s Aid, TSA Coordinator, and Lost & Found departments.
As one forum poster said, “I just love the lengths knitters will go to for each other!”.
So many people now have a vested interest in seeing that this mislaid sock is reunited with its owner. The search has taken on a life of it’s own.
While non-knitters might find this all a bit extreme, we kindred spirits know just how many hours are represented in that one sock. Not to mention the love and care for the recipient that was infused into it as the knitter worked on it.
I certainly hope this has a happy ending. But it nothing else, it shows how knitters take care of their own.