Saturday, January 22, 2011

Fiber of a Different Sort

I am so easily distracted. Any excuse to not work on what I'm "supposed" to be doing, even when it's a self-imposed to do list. Case in point:

This free sock pattern published by Martingale & Company on Facebook. I have wanted to try making socks but I'm not a fast knitter, so when I saw a cute crocheted sock pattern, I jumped! I took my Joann's gift card from Christmas and bought sock yarn and the right size hooks. Yes, I probably had the right size hooks but I don't remember where I decided was the perfect place to store them when we moved in here almost a year ago.

Pretty purple wool & bamboo blend yarn that feels so soft! And am I using that yarn to try my first sock?





No! I was afraid of the gauge being too small and I can't visualize crochet in progress like I do with fabric, so I went with a skein I had on hand, this pink camo. Is a girl ever to old to wear pink camo socks? I thought not!  This is the upper part of the first sock and I like it so far. I stopped to I could measure last night. I can probably get half the foot done today while watching movies.


I'm making the largest sock, although I'm not sure if the number they use refers to shoe size or inches. Here again, this is why I'm using the acrylic skein on hand rather than the $5.99 (on sale for $4.99 this weekend at Joann's) bamboo/wool. The bamboo/wool balls are half the size of the camo, which means my pair of bamboo/wool socks will cost about $10. I don't recall what the acrylic ran (or where I bought it, darn it all!) but I'm guessing half of that.

If these socks turn out well I can easily see this being a new favorite hobby (I was going to say habit). Easy to take to craft night, easy to store in my room and takes up almost no space! I'll never give up quilting and sewing, but I might get it under control this year if I buy sock yarn instead of fabric. Whatcha think?


WhimisicalQuilts said...

Good luck on that one!

AndiMac said...

I think pink camo is just what you need. It will match everything perfectly!