Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas leftover socks

I am a saver. OK, a hoarder. I made a pair of Christmas socks for someone special way back in 2009. I used Wisdom Yarns' Marathon Socks in the North Pole colourway. The required red and green, plus a gold glint. I had a little bit left. I very carefully put it away in its own little baggy, and promptly lost it. Completely lost track of it. :(

There's a very special little person now, and I thought, "How cool to make that little girl a pair of matching socks!" Yes, indeed. That WOULD be cool, IF the yarn wasn't lost. So, imagine my glee when I found that yarn this week while searching for something else. It was well stashed. But now, it's found. All is forgiven.

The original skein weighed 100 gr. This leftover weighs 30 gr. I have my notes from 2009, although the notes are nowhere near as thorough as they ought to be. I do better now, keeping everything in a nice hard-backed notebook with colour photos.

Here is the first sock. I know, it doesn't look much like a sock yet. More like a tube with a toe, right? I've planned afterthought heels. You can just about see where they'll go. Will they be fraternal twins or identical twins?? Stay tuned to find out, 'cuz I really don't know yet.


  1. Socks tend to decide for themselves whether they are identical or fraternal. mine are always assumed to be fraternal until they are finished. Sometimes I am surprised.

  2. I love everything connected to the North Pole and this yarn is no exception! I don't understand that "afterthought" heel so I'll be watching to see what you mean. Someone will be thrilled to receive these!

  3. I have no idea how you are going to add heals to this but I'll be watching. Isn't wonderful when you discover something that you thought was lost!


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