Friday, July 6, 2012

I Warned You

I told you there would be more. And there are.

Nebula Sockettes

PatternBallet School Drop Out Sockettes by Inspire Knits
Yarn: Holiday Yarns FlockSock Sock Yarn in Orion's Nebula
Needles: US 1
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I made these ones a bit longer than the last ones so that I don't end up inadvertently participating in the ancient practice of foot-binding, but the result is opposite of what I intended. I thought maybe I'd be able to keep them up better if they actually fit. Nope.

My friend told me last week that I should revive the fashion of socks with pom-poms on the heels because those would keep them up. I laughed at the suggestion, but she's totally right. Besides, with socks as obnoxiously bright as these, what harm are a couple of little pom-poms? :)

I'm now grappling with whether I should make more. I probably will, if only to use up sock yarn. They are pretty cute. It's really just the addition of shoes and walking in said shoes that disrupt the sock-wearing. I wear them around the house quite happily. There will probably be more. Not next week, though, so never fear.

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  1. Looking at the picture I thought they were slippers and not meant to be worn with shoes. Anyway, who says you can't just wear them at home like you're doing?? Change the name to Ballet Slipper Slippers and you're all set!

  2. I always thought those little pom poms were so you could take off your socks with your toes. But the so-they-stay-up explanation makes more sense.


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