One sock, two socks – red socks, blue socks

What happens if a woman has leftover yarn in her to do basket? Of course she has tons of ideas what to do with it, doesn’t she? Well, not quite …

I have knitted a scarf for my hubby last year – with a yarn he himself picked and which I myself probably would not have chosen. It’s really soft, warm and cozy for sure – but it’s so colourful! It’s Dream-Lace Nr. 186 from Pro Lana (75% Wool, 25% Polyamid). I had a little bit less than two balls of yarn left – definitely not enough for a shawl or anything else big.

I then remembered that I have bought a book on crochet socks some time ago and set out to find it. I have to say that I recently cleaned up the place where my creativity happens most of the time – but however much I looked, I was not able to find this one booklet. I am still wondering, were I put it….

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I found a booklet on knitted socks though. You have to know that I really don’t like to knit socks. The one time I tried it, the result was – well let’s say – mildly catastrophic. Starting – no problem. Ending – easy peasy. But in between there’s this terrible thing called “the heel”. I totally messed that up last time, which is usually the reason I throw things into the next corner, furiously vowing never ever to do it again.

So I opened the booklet, skipped through the pages and put it back again. Checked some more for the crochet socks, came back to the knitted socks, put them back again. Repeat the last two sentences several times in order to anticipate my struggle. I even went back to the living room once to consider starting something totally different. But this balls of yarn kept bugging me and begging me to be worked with.

Well, in the end I gave in – picked up the booklet, picked a pattern and started while watching Amazon Prime series. We are now almost through season 2 of Witches of East End now. Need to find myself some new series to watch now. When the heel came into view, I read the instructions on creating a heel with shortened rows. Sounded easy enough.  And guess what – was easy enough in the end too!

So here they are now – my shiny new self-knitted socks with heels! They are probably not something I will be wearing out in the open, but they are nice and warm inside some boots – really big boots ;)img_0174

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