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Marsupilami likes knitted socks, only not itchy ones. MotherOwl is also sensitive where itching, woollen yarns and found this one to be of the "almost not itching, at least not on the feet"-variety. She knit the socks with one strand variegated wool and one thin strand blue flax - a strange combination, but it feels nice. Marsupilami did not agree. They're itchy, he declared. They were washed and hung to dry in the frost. But they were still itchy according to Marsupilami. Minimax and Pirate tried the socks on. Yes, they both agreed, they itch.
MotherOwl tried the socks on herself. They fit perfectly - and did not itch at all. Today it was cold, and MotherOwl wore these socks while running errands and looking for strange supplies for the Owlery. It was a longish outing, but MotherOwl's feet were dry, warm and cosy, and not itchy at all.
Oprindelig var Uglemor ret sur over at strømperne ikke er ens. De er hver strikket af et helt nøgle af samme indfarvning, og begge startet udefra. Grr det er noget bøv at strikke med den yderste ende af garnnøglet, for det hopper rundt. Men de skulle jo gerne være ens, så når nummer 1 sok - den nederste nu var strikket fra ydersiden, så måtte nummer 2 jo også blive det. Men som man kan se, er nøglerne overhovedet ikke ens.
Nu er Uglemor glad for de forskellige sokker. De er nemlig ikke lige store, det er Spirillens - og Uglemors - fødder heller ikke. Så den med det røde øverst er til højre fod.
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In the beginning MotherOwl was quite angry. The socks do not look alike. They're each knit from one whole skein (or ball or cake or whatever the name is, I just read about named for different types of hanks, it left me more confused) of yarn, and both knit form the outside in, a way MotherOwl normally dislikes, as the yarn goes wild jumping around the floor. But the first sock, the lover one, was for reasons no longer known, knit from outside, Number 2 had to be knit the same way to make a matching pair. As you can see, it did not help.
Now MotherOwl is happy about the different socks. Marsupilami's - and MotherOwl's - feet are not the same size. Neither are the socks. The one with the red band nearer the top top, is the smallest, and fits MotherOwl's right foot.
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