Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Ornament

Ornament Sock
Made from Rowan Lurex Shimmer in Antique White Gold, about 3.5" high. US#2 needles.
I've been in a stash reducing frenzy. The Lurex Shimmer, bought months ago, was supposed to become a handbag in combination with some sisal strung along. The swatch looked great, however, the sisal shedded so terribly over everything, it would not be practical for a bag. Then I had the idea to use it for a shrug, again in combination with another yarn, delicious Any Blatt Mohair. But this lurex is just too scratchy, it doesn't really work for clothing in my opinion. Since it's been all about socks lately here at Craftoholic and I love ornaments it seemed like a winning combo. I think a Marie Claire Maison X-mas issue from a few years back featured a silver knitted sock. Maybe I could make 23 more for an Advent calendar, how cute would that be? But one ball makes two socks, I need eleven more balls...oh, there would be no money left to buy the surprises to go into the socks...:(

7 comments:

Diana said...

Cute! Two little Christmas socks are definitely enough.. and stashbusting, yay!

Purly Whites said...

Absolutely adorable!

yaiAnn said...

Super cute and a great idea! Maybe I'll send out mini Christmas socks to friends instead of Christmas cards.

jacqueline said...

what a great idea! i love them. pity you can only get two socks out of each ball...because they look fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Feel free to come and check it out if you get time :-)

Monika said...

But what a great idea! When I was little St. Nikolaus was coming during the night and he would put goodies into our freshly polished shoes, put out front especially for that purpose. It seems I was a greedy little girl, because I was checking out all other shoes and socks as well, you never know ....
We had Advent Calendar every year, but now that MY children are grown up, I don't put one up anymore. Maybe if I'll ever get grandchildren?

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