You may remember these slippers that I made for James.
Well when it came to Christmas since I had his foot measurements I decided to make him a pair of socks.
As he is a man I thought that maybe self stripping yarn might not be the best and decided on a plain colour with texture.
This is when I discovered that the only plain sock yarn I could buy locally was in a boring colour – grey I think – and hard to find even in grey!
So since I knew that James likes turquoise – Not just slippers but one of the colours for the bunting I made for his room –
and since I knew that Drops made an acceptable turquoise sock yarn since it was the one I had used for the heels and toes of my daughter’s and granddaughter’s socks. That is what I bought.
Here is the best photograph that shows the texture I chose. The light was apalling for photographs before Christmas and the socks didn’t photograph easily.
I bought the yarn rather late in the day and was a bit pushed to finish the socks, especially as my wrists started hurting! I think it was the purl stitches that were the problem and I not only had to take a few days off making them but when I started again often found I could only do a few rows at a time.
I even imagined that I might have to give him only one sock with promise of another to come.
But luckily they were finished in time.
As you can see I made the leg part as long as the foot part and in fact only had a very small amount of the yarn left. Here is another view showing the tops lying over the feet.. Another present that was appreciated and he seemed to find the fact that they fitted a pleasant surprise! I didn’t take that as a lack of faith in my abilities on his part.