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Ms. Peppy McLong Stockings

Added Sep 9, 2010

by littlewren

Rutledge, Pennsy...






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! : )

Material Notes

cotton jersey knit… from my town!!!!




Garment Type
Casual, Geek, Mod

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    Mar 22, 2011, 10.34 PMby magentaworstblood

    Hello, again! I made a couple of these today, are so comfortable… Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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      Mar 25, 2011, 05.52 PMby littlewren

      awesome! still cold cold cold out these days! Perfect for a good pair of long socks! can’t wait to see yours! :)

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    Dec 28, 2010, 04.22 PMby bug379

    they are great. you are hilarious! glad you and your sewing machine established who’s boss, i think. :) don’t know what i like best: the socks or your personaility !!! Awesome.

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    Sep 13, 2010, 11.59 PMby Denise Angela

    what a great idea! I love these they look so cosy

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    Sep 12, 2010, 09.27 PMby beaver

    oh i love these and could definitely put some of these to good use in the next couple months! thanks for the inspiration!

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    Sep 11, 2010, 11.59 AMby zickzack

    Great idea! I want some, too + tea or hot chocolate or milk with honey!

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    Sep 10, 2010, 10.42 AMby carolyn-s

    These are completely gorgeous! I love them, and they look warm and comfy fabulous, too!

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    Sep 10, 2010, 09.45 AMby nookie

    a how to would be sooooo great although i guess if i put some real thought into it i could figure it out. they look awesome – your creativity is genius and unique

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    Sep 10, 2010, 01.57 AMby guerillaembroidery

    fantastic idea! How well do they stay up though? THINKs: maybe you could make a rib top cuff for them? hmmm

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    Sep 9, 2010, 11.57 PMby loyl8

    love them!! Great idea!! Might have to try them!!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 09.42 PMby supercalla

    These are so genius. Ive always kindof been sad that I couldnt make socks, because they are one of the most simple and necessary garments of clothing, but I never tried to find a way to do that. :D Good job at innovation!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 07.08 PMby kaiju

    cute! i want it now.

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    Sep 9, 2010, 05.11 PMby fairytale-thirteen

    Your story made me giggle – great socks – roll on autumn/winter x

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    Sep 9, 2010, 04.32 PMby seussian

    Awesome story, great accessory. they sure look like they would keep you warm. And I agree please do post a how to! God bless you, MgJ

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    Sep 9, 2010, 02.53 PMby magentaworstblood

    OMG, these are BEAUTIFUL! Please, please, please, post a how-to! I can’t wait to make me a pair!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 02.52 PMby carolinam

    they are fun!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 02.49 PMby hannah7laura7

    Could you please PLEASE PLEASE post a how-to I have been looking everywhere, I have this lovely gray wool sweater knit fabric that is beging to be made into these!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 02.33 PMby tanitisis

    These are awesome and so is your story about them! Any chance of a pattern or more detailed instructions? I could use a few (dozen) pairs myself… ;)

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    Sep 9, 2010, 12.57 PMby nidhi

    i love these socks! come fall season,they would be pefect with a dress. could u please post a how to!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 12.24 PMby feetyjammies

    I want a pair!! I love comfy cozy things. I hate the winter but with a pair of these I just might look forward to it just so I could wear them. I’m sure my husband would prefer these over my feety pajamas :)

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    Sep 9, 2010, 10.21 AMby frkbustad

    OoooOo! Your socks are adorable! I’ve been dreaming of something similar, but I haven’t really figured out how to wear them, I mean, could it be worn with suspenders? Sounds like you have got yourself one contrary sewing machine there… Hope it’ll learn who’s the master soon! The result anyhow, looks promising for further works!

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