|Socks for Aaron- he wears them all the time!|
Socks were one of those things that I figured I would probably never make all that our family needed but I did want to know how to do it - just in case!
|Jonathan's socks- he wears his a lot too.|
I started the socks (Jonathan's were first) using a pattern that I had found online but the heel part really confused me so I ended up just looking at socks that I owned and copying the way that the heels were on them. I still want to perfect the pattern but it is pretty easy and the kids think they fit nicely.
|I made some like this for my niece (as the first pair was too small for Megan) and Megan. The second pair fit but is also tight so they haven't been the best socks for her. I guess I need to try again! Little socks like this go pretty fast.|
My favorite socks are the ones I made for Mara. I like the Americana look that they have. She likes long socks and likes these too.
I am now working on a pair of socks for me using thinner yarn than I did for the others. I am also trying out a different pattern with a different sort of heel. I am struggling a little but will press on. If it doesn't work out I will go back to the type that does work for me.
Though I still don't think that I will ever make all of our socks- it is fun to have made some of them and I hope to make more. It may seem like a silly skill in this age of being able to buy things like this so easily but I am still glad that I have learned it.Homestead Revival, Jill at The Prairie Homestead and Kendra from New Life on a Homestead.