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Friday, September 27, 2013


Never let it be said that I don't pay attention when my friends happen to mention that they're looking for something, either purchased or handmade.  Late last winter one of my friends was searching for bed socks because her tootsies were cold in bed and lamenting the lack thereof in any of the stores.  Hmmm, said I....surely there are patterns on the internet for such things.  Sure enough, I found one (although there are very few out there) and I proceeded to knit her some.  This morning we had coffee together and I presented her with these...

Unfortunately I have lost the band from the yarn so I have no clue what I used, but I do know it was a 4 ply worsted from Lion Brand, probably Wool Ease.  The pattern is called 'Baba's Bed Socks' and I think I got it from Ravelry.  They're nice and cushy and should keep her feet warm this winter.

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I've also been working on the prototype of the 'project' I will be sharing with the ladies that are taking my embroidery workshop class next month.  

(and yes, you can laugh, because it DOES look like a boob!!)

I think I've managed to cover pretty much all the basic stitches in this project.  The finished size is 8 1/2 x 11", which means they can put it into a binder and keep it for future reference.  At the very least, I suppose they could mount it on the wall and use it for dart practice!


  1. My suggestion to Heather: dump Wordpress! I know too many people who end up paying someone to admin for them because WP is a more professional level techie place. She can port her blog over to blogger...

    And the stitching thing is good -- probably it will be amusing, too, always a nice touch!

  2. Boob....looks like a grand wagon wheel to me....sorry not able to help with Heater's no reply problem.
    Oh, I love the bed socks!

  3. I'm sorry, Magpie, for making you have to use your blog to contact me! I believe I have fixed the problem, if someone wants to attempt to contact me now.

    Heather M.

  4. How clever is this. I think it is a wonderful beginners project and as you say they can keep it for future reference.

    You are such a good friend knitting these socks for your friend.


  5. Thanks, Boud, I may consider moving to Blogger. I'll have to investigate the implications. I don't think that my problem is with Wordpress but with my Blogger profile. But I'll keep working on it.

    Heather M.

  6. The socks look so nice and the wheel project is a great idea as a stitching reference guide.


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