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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Sock Buddies


I have finished my second ever pair of socks!  (Ok it is 2 years since the last pair, so perhaps I shouldn't be quite so full of myself.) I can see why some people get hooked on sock knitting, as there is something so pleasing about turning the heel.

This was my "Christmas car journey" knitting. I do really find car knitting relaxing, and our journey back from Devon on a very stormy day, did mean I needed something to keep me calm. But car knitting has to be from a pattern, and also something not too fancy, so I can manage in darkness too.


So I thought I would have a go at these children's socks from Knits for Fab Feet and Cosy Toes by Anna Tilman, which I have photographed at the bottom of this page. What is great about the sock patterns in this book is that they come in a range of sizes. These were knitted on four needles. I didn't use the recommended wool, but some Sirdar Snuggly Double Knitting wool, which as you can see turned out great for size, and I really like the slightly unusual colour.
 


The pattern is called Sock Buddies, because of the little bears in the pockets. I didn't  quite follow the bear section of the pattern, but sort of improvised them. These socks are for my daughter (those are her legs!), who did not think she was too old at 13 to have teddies in pockets on her socks. I did suggest she could keep her asthma inhaler in one of the pockets, which didn't go down very well!




There are lots of other lovely patterns in this book, so I think it might be time to knit some socks for myself next.

36 comments:

  1. Fabulous socks. The little teddies are so cute. I think I might be tempted to keep some sweets in mine, if I had pockets in my socks.

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  2. These are sooo cute, you're never to old to have teddies in your socks :)
    Jan x

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  3. Yeh! to sock knitting. This is a very cute pair. My 13 year old would totally agree with your daughter. Never too old.

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  4. So, So cute !!!!! Love them !!!!
    Have a nice and cosy weekend !
    Anna

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  5. Adorable stocks! What a genius idea!
    Wishing you a year full of creativity and fun projects!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  6. Love these warm and wonderful socks. The pockets are a clever touch. Always nice to have a little friend or two with you.

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/01/on-yoga-mat.html

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  7. Such a cute creation. Kids will love these. :)
    happy new year to you and yours!

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  8. Hi,
    I'm envious of people who knit, love the socks, they
    are really cute. Have a great day!

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  9. Cute! I like the color, too! Those would be cheery and cozy socks to own.

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  10. Very cute ! I bet they are lovely and toasty warm as well.

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  11. Really sweet, and amazing that you could knit in the dark, I also try grab something to crochet on road trips, but other times if we haven't been out for a while I realize that just looking out the window is also good! Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, great to reconnect in 2016!

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  12. Those socks are adorable! If I didn't already have to many hobbies (crocheting, quilting, sewing for my granddaughter, etc.) I'd start knitting.

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  13. I'm an old sock knitter whose fingers don't grip needles well anymore so I've missed seeing the patterns with pockets on the side. I absolutely love them! So creative and cute.

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  14. Oh my goodness...those are ADORABLE! And I admire anyone who can knit socks...I can knit scarves and afghans and that's it!

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  15. I've just stumbled across your blog and your knits are amazing! I have crocheted some socks - they have no heel - a bit of a cheat! See you again soon...

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  16. awwwww they are soooooooo cute x

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  17. These ar just too cute, love them

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  18. These are so cute what a great idea, Teds in socks, thanks for linking. :) x

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  19. What a lovely idea! Great socks too.

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  20. Oh those are so cute! I knit a lot of the samples for that book (including the penguins which are awesome) but not the teddy socks - I do remember how much we all cooed over them when they were passed around the group though - a lovely finish and thirteen is definitely not too old for teddies down your socks!

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  21. Awe how adorable! These are so cute, bet my grandkids would love this.

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  22. Over the top cuteness!!! Very clever!

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  23. I love knitting socks, and they are adorable!

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  24. These socks are amazing!! I've never seen socks with either a pocket or bear before :)

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  25. These are so lovely, I'm not surprised your daughter didn't want to replace the teddies with her inhaler! I have only ever finished one pair of socks so I definitely admire these :) x

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  26. I love that pattern, it's so cute! I'm much older than your daughter and I'd love a pair for myself :)

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  27. That's such a funny idea!!

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  28. These are adorable! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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  29. These are so stinkin cute! LOVE!

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  30. This is my favourite book of sock patterns! I've always been a bit dubious about this particular pattern but you did an amazing job and I might think about it now :)

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    1. I am just about to start on another pair of socks from this book. Got the wool and ready to go.

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  31. They look really gorgeous and snuggly, I'm sure they're very popular.

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