No, it isn't because I had a bad experience. It's because I just don't have the time or the money to properly invest in them.
I signed up for the second Hogwarts Sock Swap before school started. I figured that I'd have loads of extra time. I would be able to finish the socks and make some extra goodies for my partner.
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.
I finished the socks, the socks that were due to my partner by Halloween, last week. Thankfully I had a wonderfully patient partner who understood my situation. I got my socks but kept them closed up tight. If she didn't have any socks, why should I?
Well now that they're mailed off to her I allowed myself to open up my package.
Aside from the wonderful socks, she also sent me Wendy Knits, two skeins of a beautiful celery colored merino, a hockey themed book mark, an issue of Seventeen from Singapore (the ads were so interesting!), a knitting kaleidescope and a package of blood-pops.
The socks, knit using the reptilian lace pattern from Knitty, fit perfectly! The beads she used were lovely. All in all, the socks are very Slytherin.
So a huge thanks to my eternally patient swap partner Chrissie. Your socks are on the way!