Before I Head for Bed…

I did accomplish one thing I wanted to do today. I finished John’s recycled socks! Now, I can concentrate on the Metalouse shawl.

3rsocks5

Done, done, and done! The details? I used 4-ply Patons Kroy on 2.5 mm dpns. The original sock was knitted on 60 stitches; I cut off the foot, picked up the stitches and worked my way back down the foot. As a result, John doesn’t have any extra socks to wear but I did give a pair of worn out socks a new lease on life. These would be the perfect wedding socks… “something old, something new”. I know, I’m getting silly. Almost time for bed!

Before I head for bed, though, I do have another small project to share with you. I must tell you in advance, though, I really don’t like hand sewing!

thread basket

This is a thread holder, especially for those times you’re doing some sewing (with your sewing machine!) and you need a place to toss all those little bits of thread (the spools are in there only for photography purposes; they’re not being disposed of) that accumulate. The final seams, the ones that look so messy, really should have been hand sewn. I did 3/4 of one seam and was thoroughly frustrated so I did the rest by machine.

It is kind of cute, though. And it’s another finished item!

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2 thoughts on “Before I Head for Bed…

  1. What a wonderful way to save John’s nice wooly socks, by giving him them new bottoms. Congratulations on getting them done, and I’m sure John is delighted!

    The little sewing thing is lovely in color. I’m not fond of hand sewing either, and yet I loved embroidery and counted cross-stitch. Explain that one? LOL

  2. Great save for those socks! I made my guy a pair of fingerless mitts out of the tops of his worn-out handknit socks. He wears them too! I also love my thread catchers. I have 2: one at the sewing machine and one at the serger. Don’t know how I ever did without them.

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