Monday, January 07, 2008

The Next To Go...


Very Worn

I'm wearing this pair today, but I think it's time to call them officially worn out. This is only the second pair of handmade socks I've gotten to this point.

I shall miss these. They have served me well. They're so soft and pretty...

10 comments:

Sara said...

send me your addy. I will gladly send the dishcloths to you!! Seriously, I was wondering what to do with all of them!

noricum said...

Really? Thank you!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Darling - mend those lovely socks if you like them so much! I've mended two pairs of mine because unlike store bought socks, I don't want to throw my hand made socks out. ;>)

Glad to hear your bruise isn't as bad as you thought.

Shelagh

noricum said...

My reasons for not repairing these:
1. Have you seen my sock drawers?
2. Crochet doesn't repair as easily/nicely as knitting. (It would be difficult to get something not lumpy.)
3. I've already used the leftovers from these in my blanket.
4. Just because they've outlived their sock life, doesn't mean they're headed for the trash. I've been thinking of making some sock critters. :)

Dianne said...

Alas, all good things must come to an end...

linda said...

I crocheted patches for some of my knitted socks-we are waiting for them to felt. They did okay in the washer, but the socks the patches went on were very thick wool hunting socks. And they are the thrummed kind, so we don't really have to worry about the lumps. That was just how exciting my friday night was. Sewing patches on socks. Gee, I need a life. Was sorry too to hear about the fall,glad you are better. I have at least one serious fall a year. Haven't had one yet this year though, knock on wood.

Erin said...

I've never tried ctocheted socks before. From the looks of yours, they're pretty comfortable :), but I wonder how much do you feel the crochet "bumps" -- are they really noticable when you've got them on?

noricum said...

They are comfortable. :) If you want, you can send me some sock yarn (~400 yards of fingering weight) and I'll make you some socks.

Kate said...

I guess this is why they have those afterthought heel patterns. I just have not been brave enough to try one yet.

noricum said...

Yep. They're not that scary, if you give them a shot. :)