Sunday, 2 September 2012

Naughty or Nice?

Santa's elves are pretty busy from October through December, answering mail, adjusting the naughty/nice list and generally organising presents. However following their January vacations the elves have some spare time and it is our firm belief, here at Two by Two, that the elves run a separate operation during the rest of the year knitting socks. These socks are truly special, beautiful in colour and design and made from organic wool, cotton and bamboo.

Folks get excited about these socks, I've seen it with my own eyes. The socks arrive in the shop, I put them in the window and before I can say knit one purl one, they have gone their separate ways, home to happy feet. Through the year it is not uncommon for people to come in and ask when the socks will be back in stock and on occasion a pair have been returned with the heels worn through......I feel slightly embarrassed about this and expect the customer to demand a refund but instead they simply plead me for another pair. It is true that once you've walked the path of the elves there is no turning back. 

You might think that we would keep such popular socks in stock all the time but it doesn't work like that...the elves are fussy. First off you have to know about the socks and Two by Two discovered them purely by chance on another exhibitors stand at PURE and they weren't exactly well advertised...

......then you have to make your order which you do by filling out a form and leaving it in the bucket. There is no contact details for the socks just a PO Box number in Norway. Ordering is a bit of a pointless task since you can wish for what you like but in reality the elves will send you what you deserve. This year we are feeling proud since the elves have delivered a larger box than last..

.....its still less than we ordered however, the lesson here being that there is always room for improvement. Indeed the socks look lovely in the shop....

Elf socks are £13 for the short and £17 for the long....get them while you can.....

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