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Sock It to Me
Early in today's show, when knitter Cat Bordhi was getting deep into sock anatomy (with heel flaps, and talk of knitting "toe-up," and getting rid of gussets, and revolutionizing the "standard architecture," and other stuff that was over my head), it occurred to me that I had no idea what I was wearing on my own feet. So we had Cat take a look:
You can't actually tell from this picture — taken adroitly by soundman Steven Kray through the studio glass — but I'm wearing some snappy blue argyle socks that I'm pretty fond of.
Cat was not at all surprised to have someone stick a foot at her. (I get the sense this happens with some frequency.) She got right up to them and diagnosed their, shall I say, pedigree.
She was diplomatic, but not impressed. My socks may be merino wool, but they clearly aren't the product of twenty hours of meditative handiwork. I had a "short row heel" and a diagonal line from my heel to my ankle bone, evidence of "the equivalent of the eastern architecture." Her final pronouncement: this is the way industrial socks are knitted.
My final pronouncement: it's not every day that you realize, on the air, that you've put your sock on inside out.