Ms. Peppy McLong Stockings
Added Sep 9, 2010
so, I dreamed a dream of thick woolen red thigh high socks that would keep me so incredibly toasty this coming autumn and winter. I bought some cheap red acrylic yarn and started to attempt the impossible… and got a few rows in and decided I don’t have the patience for this… but the nagging long long gathery socks kept tickling my brain…. I remembered the blue knit fabric I’d bought a while back… (it was traumatic. There is only one store in our whole town that has bolts of knits… and I have learned that they don’t part with the yardage easily. They put up a fight like you wouldn’t believe… I told them I wanted to give them my money instead of just buying the fabric in the capital city… but they would have none… begrudgingly I bought a few yards, for far too much, and consoled myself with the fabric I’d buy when I got to the capital of our province… )
anyways… The pale blue heathery soft jersey was PERFECT for a pair of too long socks! I had no pattern… of course… because where do you find a pattern for crazy long long long socks… so I put long rectangles on my legs and sewed myself in… then went over it with my new state of the fart sewing machine… (mid-sew the sewing machine decided he’d had enough for a while and a fight ensued… I’ve only had this machine for a few weeks… but it was asserting its dominance. I asserted mine by proving that just because I’m a woman doesn’t mean I will hesitate from unscrewing those screws and digging around in your insides, you silly gnasty sewing machine… there was laughter and tears… and I think we understand each other better now… though I still have my eye on you, you crazy machine you!)
sewing knits is tricky, but I had fun with these and the fact that they have a little less stretch… (didn’t use zigzag stitch for so they would fit better…) is good!
I can’t wait for the first really cool days of autumn to hit! I’ll pull out my cozy socks, curl up in a fuzzy sweater and watch a smoochy movie!
Please pass the hot cocoa! : )
cotton jersey knit… from my town!!!!