I am now completely obsessed with Turkish Bed Socks, a pattern by Churchmouse Yarns.
I knit these for D___ for her birthday, and they looked so cute knitted in Dream in Color Smooshy. I must admit, however, that I made them when I had just returned to work from medical leave and was doing tons of physical therapy and in a lot of pain, meaning that I was taking pain medication and who knows what was going on with my gauge! One fit D___ perfectly, the other was so tight in the foot opening that she couldn’t fit it on her foot. Such a rookie mistake!
So I started another pair for her in a really silky, dark forest green yarn that I found at Stitches West last year, and of course I can’t remember what it was or from which stall I bought it. And, I forgot to take a picture of them! I made them with size 1 needles instead of size 0 and that really helped a lot. Plus I stayed off the pain medication while I made them. It is really difficult to concentrate when in pain though and I didn’t do a very good job of the seaming. This kind of thing would have really bothered me but now I just think to myself that the items are handmade and therefore are inherently imperfect. Voila! I am proud for being so evolved!
I was working on them at her place and set them down for a minute to go to the ladies and came back to this, the horror!
What naughty kitties! They are so adorable though, one can never stay mad at them for more than a second, and with a bit of dedicated effort I was able to repair the damage and start over.
Of course I forgot to take a photo of them completed, maybe I’ll have to get D___ to model them sometime.
I hope to make a pair of these for myself soon, they would be perfect to wear around the house, provided I can fit The Cankle in them. Time will tell.