Isn't this how they have predicted a major catastrophe of modern time will begin? With a relatively unknown virus that appear innocently enough in one small town - say Lisbon, ME - and quickly spreads across the nation and globe? What have we started??
The deadly BOTS (Battle of The Soxes) virus is being sent to its victims with little care for human life on the part of their assassins.
Wendy didn't stand a chance when Lisa set her needles upon her. Jim, her sorrowful widow, submitted this note and the following pictures.
"Dear General Chesley,
It's with a heavy heart and deep sadness that I write this e-mail to you. I am still shocked by the scene that greeted me upon arriving at my dear wife's apartment at 7:38 pm last night. The last time I heard from Wendy was about 6:13 pm when she picked up and opened the packages that were waiting for her at the apartment office. She was "pushing up daisies" with a beautiful pair of socks on her feet. Not what I envisioned for Valentine's weekend. These socks have taken my sweetie to heaven, if only I had had stopped the assassin before seven.
A search of the area revealed a yellow envelope and poem from Lisa in MO (see attached pictures). The CSI said they would be sending out a bulletin warning others of this deadly killer on the loose.
Wendy obviously had a romantic weekend planned with dinner reservations at one of our favorite restaurants in Chattanooga. The flowers I brought for her will now be used for the funeral. I can only hope that they find her assassin quickly. I will take solace in knowing that she will be slain in a warm pair of socks. Look out to all who thought they may get to raid her yarn stash, her sisters are already fighting over it.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Jim (her loving husband)"
Valentine's Day ended sadly for another couple, this time in Maine. David rushed to the shop to see if nurse-in-training Becka could do anything to stop the evil BOTS virus. Unfortunately, it was already too late for him. We could do nothing but take pictures.
With his dying words, David requested to be buried in the socks that brought such doom. Although Kat of OK, had infused them with BOTS, they were comfy and cozy.
Today brought yet another victim. Mary of ME fell to Cheryl of CT early this morning. Death was swift, but the socks softened the blow and Mary rests in peace.
Despite the reign of terror the assassins are holding over the knitting community, the knitters remain strong, and defiant in their craft. Gorgeous works of art continue to emerge and provide solace to our souls at this difficult time.
Lee brought in her husband and friends on Saturday for a little vacation-weekend shopping. Of course, I had to get a picture of the sweater she had made for her lucky husband. The pattern is from Men in Knits, and the yarn is Uruguay Chunky.
Adrienne finished off another buttony hat out of Blizzard while knitting with us on Saturday. Can you believe she has yet to keep one for herself?
Luanne brought in her beautiful granddaughter to model the newly finished Amused sweater. So lovely!!
On thursday, we got to see Donna's very first lace project!!!!! She made the leaf lace shawl out of Malabrigo sock yarn. One skein will make a shawl this size. I wants one. I wants it that color - Velvet Grapes.
We couldn't help noticing Diane's socks. Her mother made them from Noro Kureyon Sock and I just happened to be wearing a pair from the exact same colorway!
Tamsin was look fabulous in her star-crossed slouchy beret knit with Noro Kochoran.
Karen surprised me with this little gem. I can't remember what it's called, but it makes me so very happy!
Another friend is soon to receive some of Karen's handiwork. She made a pinwheel baby blanket from Dream in Color Classy. Remember how I said she was working on a matching hat with a knitted liner?
Perhaps my favorite moment of the weekend was when we got a phone call from Mara's very sweet boyfriend. Seems he wanted to arrange for a Valentine's Day delivery of an armful of Malabrigo.
That beats chocolates or flowers any day!