Thursday, January 14, 2010

Socks it is....



When you give my friend Karen the Wee TIny Sock pattern, a few days later she shows you this. She cut the top of the Folger's lid to make her sock shapers. She's clever that way. So I'm on a sock streak.....

There is nothing that brings my confidence back like socks. They are also lightweight and portable. No arm pain. I knitting a simple pair with corn fibre that I traded for awhile back. I am keeping up my promise, and I can blog because I am still on task.

Fireman has been painting the famiy room walls. Yesterday he said, "I hate leftover paint. I have old paint in the basement that we will never use again. " I used this moment to try to relate. "I hate leftover yarn too. I have tons of it. I like a project to end with next to no yarn left."

That is another great thing about socks. You usually don't end up with much yarn leftover.

Tomorrow: Al adopted a kitty from our shelter today. Wait until you see him.
I talk more in the comments!

13 comments:

Jennifer said...

Yeah! Mini knitting. Please don't overdo it though, those tiny needles can cause body pain quicker than you can say "M-A-S-S-A-G-E". Love the idea of using coffee can lids as sock blockers. Brilliant.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Wee tiny socks are my thing check out my project page http://www.ravelry.com/projects/KnottyKnitter40
Your wee tiny socks are really cute.Hugs Darcy

Beth said...

Great! For me, sock knitting is not relaxing. :)

Katherine said...

I hate all those leftover bits and pieces of yarn too. I don't know what to do with them because I am also no fond of knitting those cute little socks. The coffee lid blockers is a great idea though!

I'm looking forward to the new little kitty.

Channon said...

Cute!! I love me a wee tiny sock... I should knit some again!

Can't wait for kitty pictures!

sapphireblue said...

How sweet!!

Nancy said...

Love the mini socks!

I am on a mission to use all of my scrap yarn before I start another project. Yeah, like that is going to happen, but a girl can dream, right?

thing one said...

she didn't knit those socks thats what happens to all the socks you lose from the washer to the dryer.

Grace said...

I actually knit 2 of these Thats enough for now!!!

But everyone who sends me one, it gets put on my littler tree!!! HinT Hint

Karezybear said...

Thing one - Lesley, you know I knitted them and probably faster than you could shrink them in the wash. Hahaha. Grace, I got the hint I'd be happy to send you one:)
Karen

Sue said...

I love those wee socks. I think I may have to make some soon.

thing one said...

no one shrinks anything faster then i do not that i necessarily knit everything i shrink but i can shrink and felt or fluff

Mujercita said...

While I don't like having yarn remnants left over and nothing to do with them, I also don't like it when a project cuts it so close that there's almost nothing left- for those last few rows, I nearly get an ulcer from worry that I'll run out.

I've heard of people that will get a pretty bowl and display the small balls of yarn leftovers in it for decoration.

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