So, I got the bright idea of knitting myself a pair of socks. Neil got me a booklet called Learn to Knit on Circle Looms, and it included a sock project. I have to admit, I thought the socks in the project were kind of ugly – didn’t care for the color scheme, or the ribbing pattern – but I figured that all I really needed were the heel and toe instructions and the rest I could make up myself.
So I did. And now I have this one very funky, very heavy, very too small for me sock.
I love looking at it, but I can’t possibly wear it. It fits Aidan, actually, and if I thought he would wear a pair of wool socks that would make his feet sweat bullets all day long, I might just make him another sock to go with this one. But no… I think I may have another idea.
Sock Puppets, anyone? Yeah, that’s the ticket 🙂 I just can’t make more and sell them unless I want to invest $1500 to have them tested for lead and other toxins. (If that sounds as crazy to you as it does to me, you may want to read this.) I’m going to make one more striped sock in different colors, and make a puppet for Eamonn, too.