You gotta keep ’em ‘fridgerated

A brief exchange with the evil roommate from a few months back:

Him: “Hey, David?”

Me: “Yeah?”

Him: “What’s this in the freezer?”

Me: “A sock.”

Him: “Did you mean to leave it in the freezer?”

Me: “Yup.”

I look at him, daring him to ask why. He looks at the sock a few seconds, picks up his Dr. Pepper and walks away.

(The sock is the second kilt stocking from the Knitting Olympics. I still have not had the heart to frog it. I leave it in the freezer because it’s very kerschmuggly, and it’ll be easier to rip if it’s frozen. Besides, I think every knitter should have a few random FOs scattered around in strategically odd places.)

No Responses to “You gotta keep ’em ‘fridgerated”

  1. Dave Daniels Says:

    Heh, heh, that REALLY must have had him wondering. You left the guy speachless!

  2. Carol Says:

    Hmmmm..Clearly, the roommate knows you!

  3. Kittie Says:

    **snickers** oh my goodness. I needed this chuckle this morning. I was expecting it to be due to attempting to remove an evil invader from the fibre or some such…but your reasoning is just so much better.

  4. Lilith Says:

    I should try that… Dad leaves jars of insects in front of the ice cream, so I should leave random bits of to-be-frogged knitting in front of his TV dinners. 😉

  5. Alison Says:

    Awesome. There’s nothing like freaking out evil roommates. (Much better than fixing the vacuum on an annual basis when it is broken by a good roommate.)

  6. Carrie Says:

    Kittie thought what I thought – good for keeping the nasty moths out of your hose.
    And it’s always fun to freak out the roommate.

  7. Lee Ann Says:

    I swear, I’m going to use the word kerschmuggly in a complete sentence just to see the look of total confusion it will elicit. Wool in the freezer, however, would be met with a roll of the eyes but considered just this side of normal :-)

  8. janna Says:

    It’ll be interesting to see if freezing them sets the kink in more, though. That might be an interesting knitting research study: The effects of freezing on the kerschmuggliness and kinkiness of wool.

  9. Juno Says:

    There is no need for explanation. My freezer is full of Greens of Envy from Trader Joe’s, some wool fabric, 2 skeins of icelandic laceweight and some unspun fiber. That I can think of.

    Isn’t everyone’s?

    Plus, good to freak out the evil.

  10. JessaLu Says:

    Smart man to just walk away…

  11. scout Says:

    Haaa! That’s funny. Did Marnie tell you about the new shop? When will you be out here again?

  12. lorinda Says:

    *In best Phil Hartman playing Ed McMahon voice* “I did not know that!”

  13. Anna Bannana Says:

    See and when I realized that it wasn’t in there due to a potential insectoid invader – I thought it might be in the freezer because it’s scary; a-la Joey from Friends keeping the Shining (and Little Women) in the freezer. : )

    I had this mental picture of your afterward….
    “I leave the sock in the freezer because I am afraid to frog it….etc.”

    Go look at the sweater in progress that I’m very proud of! It’s on my blog…just click the link. : )

  14. julia fc Says:

    My husband offered the other day to buy me my own freezer, y’know. For the wool?
    I told him the six bags of Donegal Tweed and friends were only passing through, he could get to the frozen pizzas unimpeded by next week.
    He looked skeptical and said “Are you sure?”
    The syntax remains unclarified.

  15. Jess, of the Bugs Says:

    I occasionally leave random insects in the freezer, in jars/boxes/etc. around my house, some on the wall, some on pins, some on display…
    but my wool is neatly organized (sort of) in two drawers of my favorite oak dresser.

  16. Annie Says:

    Ha ha ha!! I keep yarn in tupperware and inside large lobster pots and the like… then sometimes I forget about it! Makes for interesting conversation when I finally go to take something out with company present! :)