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Turkish Bed Socks

I am now completely obsessed with Turkish Bed Socks, a pattern by Churchmouse Yarns.

Turkish bed socks

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!

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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.

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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.

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