Postings and ponderings of a quilting and knitting addict!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I’m Hooked…

On hand-knitted socks.  I’ve never worn them before, and thought people were crazy for spending that much time and money on something they could buy at the local store for a tiny price.  Now I understand.


I have finished my first pair, and I LOVE them!  They are so cushy and comfy… I take them off long enough to wash, then put them right back on.  Yesterday I wore a “regular” pair… my feet froze.  I hurried and retrieved my blue socks from the dryer and put them right back on!

Actually, my feet usually look like THIS when I am around the house… regular socks and slipper socks at the same time.


My first pair of socks was a slipper sock made from regular knitting worsted.  I did this just to get the hang of knitting socks, but I am going to make some more.  They are a little too small but I wear them anyway.  My feet stay so cold, that the 2 pair together are heaven.

I have started on another pair of socks, this time working 2-at-a-time on one very long circular needle.  I’m making a few adjustments on # of stitches and tension as the blue pair are a little too large.


I LOVE the self-striping yarn, and I am also enjoying working 2 at once.  OH… if I could only knit faster!  I do know that I am going to knit socks year-round so when NEXT winter comes I will have a complete wardrobe of hand-knitted socks!


3 brave souls ventured from Natchitoches  out through the woods for the program. 


Why only 3?  Well, it could have had something to do with this…


We had 6” of snow on the ground Friday morning!!  This is Louisiana, people… 6” is rare!   The roads were clear on Saturday (day of the program) but there was still lots of snow around.  This is a once-in-a-blue-moon occurrence for us… I can only remember a few times before that we got this much snow.  We get excited over flurries in LA, so you can imagine the excitement over all of this!  It was beautiful, but I am glad to say it is now gone.

But it did not leave before DH and I built a snowman… or so I thought.  I came back into the house to get fashion accessories for the snowman and discovered that DH had added some rather voluptuous boobs to it….  HMMMM… not a snowMAN any more!!  I would post pictures but I don’t want to embarrass anyone (especially me)…  Not to be outdone by him, I added pink buttons in the appropriate places.  Thankfully we live down a dirt road with very little traffic, the snowgal fell over rather quickly, so no one else ever noticed our PG-13 rated snowgal.   Live, LAUGH, and love!  (Be careful what you ask for… I prayed for a man with a sense of humor… I got it!)

I do plan on getting back to “quilty” posts soon, but it may be after the Olympics before I do much blogging.  Please keep checking back… I have lots of ideas of things to post, but no time to do it right now!

Stay warm, and be blessed!



  1. I am a hand-knit socks addict myself, so I know what you mean about those socks. I have more sock yarn than I want to admit to. I haven't tried two at once though.

  2. Love your socks. This may just inspire me to complete the pair I started over a year ago!

  3. Fabulous new socks!!! Aren't they the greatest! I'm glad some brave souls came to the presentation. I would have stayed warm and toasty at home. ;)
    Sock knitting and Olympic watching. Seems to be a very popular activity.

  4. Wish I knew how to knit--cause your socks sure look mighty warm and pretty, too!

  5. I couldn't agree more about hand-knit socks. I have a drawer full of them!

    I've never tried the Magic Loop method (I think that is how you are knitting two socks at the same time), but I do knit a pair on separate needles.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving a comment. :o)

  6. Your socks look great! I haven't tried two at once yet but I'm just about ready to give it a shot.


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