Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Quick fix

Bill was recently complaining of having cold feet in the house. Sure, he has handknit socks (not nearly as many pairs as I have, poor thing), but he still had chilly feet. Me, I have leftovers of worsted-weight wool. Everybody wins with scrappy slipper socks!


They ain't pretty, but they're effective. Worsted-weight wool held double, knit on 5.0mm needles. (Isn't it weird how they look kind of pixelated where the green and black were held together?) No pattern; I cast on 32 stitches and improvised from there. They weren't that fun to make, because I was using two circular needles, so there was a lot of circ-cord action happening. I'd make another pair, though -- on dpns and with prettier colours. In fact, I might have to. I'm a little jealous of Bill now.

10 comments:

Lady Euphoria Deathwatch said...

Hi Brainylady,

Nice save. I like the look of them for a man. If I didn't have so many mittens to knit I'd be asking you for the pattern for my Mountain Man.

Sincerely, Lady Euphoria

Knitting Linguist said...

I don't blame you -- they look warm and toasty!

Kay-From the Back Yard said...

I like those!

Nadia said...

Oo! They look fast! I like fast.

Anonymous said...

That's what elves wear!

Christine said...

Yeah, cool. They look Transformer-ish. I think my hubbo might like a pair himself.

knitthehellout said...

That pixilation is weird. At first I thought it was some crazy fair isle action.

Sonia said...

Great stash-busting, foot-warming idea!

Nell said...

I totally thought you had planned the intarsia that way. Cool!

gleek said...

they look very warm :)