I have never made a pair of knitted socks. I have never knitted using 4 needles but last year I bought some lovely self patterning 4 ply wool and started with some trepidation.
It totally reminded me of when we used to make patterns with string around your hands and pass the shapes backwards and forwards with a friend.Cats Cradle. I loved it.
We also used to get long pieces of elastic and play skipping games.French skipping. Happy,happy memories. I had long blonde hair mainly worn in plaits and I can remember them bouncing up and down as if it was yesterday. I always wore green uniform to school. I hardly ever wear green now.
Well, I actually very much enjoyed the triangular formation of the sock making. I got the hang of keeping the right number of stitches on the needles. In fact my sock making was rocking.
Rocking for a while! Then the heel loomed forth and it all went downhill from that row on!
Patience with crafty projects is not one of my strengths. Frogging things is a task I hate so much. So the sock was tucked away on the shelf under the table next door to my chair in "Operation Crafting Corner."
I have moved it every time I have dusted. I have seen it every day for about a year now.Not that I dust every day you understand.
Whilst I have been sitting with my foot up I picked it up looked at it and thought "why has it got to be a sock. It's a tube. Wristwarmers are tubes." I totally ignored the concept of a heel.I knitted another ribbed cuff added some buttons,and look. A brilliant " Tah Dah " moment. A sock wrist warmer.
Now, all I have to do is play another game of Cats Cradle to make the other one!
After all it would be a shame to hide such pretty yarn inside boots and jeans.
I actually think this could catch on. Presents for Christmas 2014 maybe.
Before I go can I say "Thank You" to all my lovely followers who left such kind comments about my toe.
It is amazing how many others have had the same fate. My youngest daughter too.
I had not realised how much scampering I was doing with my monsters. Choosing materials,ironing,pinning and back to ironing etc. So I am having to leave my monster love for a few days. I think it was all the excitement about the Ed's and Fred's in my life that made me gallop up the stairs in the first place!