Sunday, August 07, 2011

How many
(sung to the tune of Blowin' In the Wind)

socks must I knit for myself, before I can knit them for others?

The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind.

This is pair number four.

What do you do with your "dead soldier socks?" Or maybe you take good care of them and don't have any. Me? I wear the hell out of them all winter and usually have irreparable holes. I mean- the rest of the sock is good except for the hole part. What to do.

In other knitting news, Mr. Sophanne took his felted (wool) clogs to the beach and wore them regularly. I said "you know, those probably make your feet hotter than they want to be right now." He said "I like them."

That's right- you've heard it here first Mr. Sophanne has been wearing something I knit.

In other knitting news, how great would it be if I would knit a pair of felted clogs for all of the family that we were with these past two weeks (10 pairs). What a Christmas that would be. We know that I have more than enough Cascade to pull it off. Thankfully I was able to refrain from making that offer while anyone was listening. Maybe I'll save that project for my teacher friends. There aren't as many of them.


Anonymous said...

When you ask for shoe sizes, the secret will be out.

JelliDonut said...

How awesome that he took the clogs to the beach! I know my DH would never do that. Congrats to you!

Roxie said...

How very wonderful that he loves them so much!!

Thrifty farm housewives used to ravel the socks up to the ankles and re-knit the foot. And I know there's a pattern that allows you to take out and re-knit a heel, but I don't know where to find it.

You could get some nylon reinforcing thread to run along with the yarn over those heels and toes, and then when the yarn wears out, you can duplicate stitch over the nylon thread.

Or you could take the socks, chant, "Darn, darn, darn!" over them and throw them out.

Watch for thin spots and mend before they become holes.