At first I thought that this was simply a news item crafted to satiate gossip newshounds, but no, it did actually happen: Suss Cousins announced (or let TMZ announce for her, same diff) that she gave gift sweaters to two recent celebrity arrivals. That’s not really news, because I understand that in Los Angeles “baby shower” is a synonym for “product placement”.
The only vaguely amusing thing about this is that TMZ apparently tried to explain the significance of the intarsia designs to each kid, instead of merely accepting that they were the first two sweaters grabbed from the stockroom and that it would be gauche to give both babies the same design.
Also, if I understand Sock Wars right, does this mean that a successful participant… gets stuck doing all the knitting? And that there is some kind of variant of the prisoner’s dilemma going on, because if you sign up and do nothing, you’ll get a pair of hand-knit socks? (I’m sure there will be some anti-avoidance rules set up.)
And I really should stop procrastinating and get back to work.