I am just about to finish the first pair of socks for this year. A soft and sturdy wool/bamboo multi colored yarn and five very skinny needles and I have warm washable socks. Sock knitting always starts in fall, when bare feet start getting a little chilly. A pair of socks takes about a week of knitting, mostly accomplished during the evening hours to justify brainless TV watching.
To feed my habit of manipulating string with sticks, and my habit of watching inane programing, I am offering socks, slippers, hats, mittens, fingerless gloves (fingers are too fiddly) and other small projects up for grabs. I have accumulated an impressive stash of yarns, mostly natural fibers, in various colors and thicknesses and its time to use some of it up. If I don’t how will I justify buying more?
So, if you are in need of a pair of socks, slippers, mittens, maybe a hat, contact me. All I need are a few measurements for sizing. See the list below. Color choices are not available. I am a dark green, blue, red, brown and black kind of person and the yarns are in the same colors.
Socks and slippers-
length of foot- toe to heel. circumference of instep.
Socks are made of washable yarns (think Smart Socks) and middle weight.
Slippers are made of wool, have double bottoms and will shrink a little.
Mittens and fingerless gloves-
length of hand- wrist to finger tip. circumference of hand at widest part.
Hats- circumference of head measured at the crown( around the forehead).
Indicate dippy ear flaps if so desired.
Mittens and gloves are made of a variety of yarns, so fiber content will vary- mainly wool and washable wool, sometimes a little alpaca, maybe some silk…
Oh, I do have some cotton mix yarns that might work for socks or slippers- I could try and see- if wool is not good for you.
So, let me know what you want and I’ll get started. I suspect I’ll finish my socks this evening. Keep me knitting.