Friday, 5 October 2007

How to make crazy Socks

  1. Gather all those leftover bits of sock yarn. They should all be about the same weight.
  2. Put them all in a bag. Nothing clear or see through.
  3. Take out your first bit of sock yarn and start to knit. When you have used up that leftover, pull out another and keep knitting. Remember to use whatever yarn you pull out. Doesn't matter if they don't match, the sock will look good in the end.
Please note: If there is a lot of leftover from one particular sock yarn then keep the strip to about 2 inches/5 cm. Use whatever sock yarn you pull out next, with one exception: mixing colours is best, so if you pull out a yarn that is similar in colour to the one you just used you may put it back and choose another. I was going to show you the other pair of crazy socks I had knit, but the teen went into the clean laundry pile this a.m. and is wearing them to school.

I was told that Kaffe Fassett uses this blind picking method for colour work. So I guess that great minds do indeed think alike.:)

For all of you who are participating in the Southern Summer of Socks or those who just like crazy socks, you MUST check out this pattern for Rainbow Socks. They are so on my to do list now.

Gotta finish the Jane Ellison sweater first...must not deviate.....don't look at the socks...your
plate is already full.....don't look at the much to do already......I looked at the socks.....

The Other Day

There I was minding my own business, fondling yarn in a wool shop......
ME: Woolworth, I know it's soft, but get out of there.

Great, just great. A sheep with expensive tastes!!!

Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic
The teen just got home and I was right. She wore the socks to school. This is the first pair, the one that started it all.Once again
Until next time
Your in Yarn
The Fibreholic


Anonymous said...

I'm definately going to do that. I have so much to use up and that sounds like a total blast of knitting fun. :) I'm glad I blog hopped in here.

TinkingBell said...

Thats so fun - a definite to use up my bits and bobs!

MadMad said...

There I was minding my own business, knitting away at the crazy stripes pattern you inspired - having summarily dismissed all other projects... AND YOU GO AND THROW THE RAINBOW STRIPES PATTERN AT ME, TOO? What are you, evil or something? Must not look at socks. Must not look at socks. Darn. I looked at the socks... Hm. Wonder if I can match one Rainbow with one of your pattern...?

Georgie said...

Egads, *two* new patterns on my 3S list! Can't stay and chat, must knit socks....

oh, and thanks for the instructions too!

Jejune said...

Oh noes! There was I thinking 'just' your Crazy Socks pattern was enough, and that I wasn't much fussed about rainbows in general, so could easily resist the temptation - but NO - the Rainbow Socks are SO FRIKKIN' COOL, now I have to knit them too!!

I'm a bit worried about Woolworth - what will it be next? Alpaca? Silk? Bamboo?!

Bells said...

Georgie told me about this idea on Friday and I had to check it out. Wow. I have a whole bag of left overs. I'm so gonna do this!

Kristen said...

Love the socks, my daughter would be wearing them quite often! Very cute!

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