I wanted to make my eldest slipper socks for Christmas. I found a pattern I knew he liked in an old issue of Crochet! magazine. It used two colors of chunky yarn, one for the cuff and one for the rest. I decided to make the cuff, heel, and toe the same color and the rest a different color.
I used I Love This Chunky in Espresso and Almond.
Since I wanted them to be a surprise, I had to guess how big to make them.
I guessed wrong:
Oops, two sizes too large. He agreed to let me have them back to try again.
Apparently, I wove in the ends too well, because I couldn’t find the place to unravel. After watching me struggle with this for a couple of hours, my husband offered to take me for new yarn. Either he really loves me and desires that I want for nothing, or he was tired of listening to me complain. Eh, either way I got more yarn.
In the end, the new pair turned out just a bit too big which, given the lack of give in the fabric, is probably just about perfect.
And, better yet, they were done before New Year’s. Hooray for no procrastinating!
What did I learn? Don’t try to make socks without using the foot they will go on.
Happy New Year!