Socks!


I’ve been on a sock making kick lately. Hand made socks are so comfy! I like both crochet and knit socks. The crochet socks are often a little thicker, but are also more squishy! Knit socks are thinner and smoother.

The multicolored socks at the top photo are made with left over yarn from socks that I made for my Father. They are a simple pattern that I made up using a basic toe-up formula.

My new green crochet socks are the Witchy Woman from “More crochet socks”. I love the lace pattern! I ended up making a sideways crochet ribbed cuff instead of the simple flat cuff that is in the pattern.

I’m so inspired by all these great sock patterns that I’m thinking about publishing a few of my own! Maybe one day 🙂

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Tax Day Socks


Tax Day Socks
Originally uploaded by AriayaSylva

My very first set of knitted socks! It took me a lot longer than I thought to create, but I’m really happy with them. Very comfy and nice to walk in!

Created from Chrissy Garner’s “Toe Up Socks” book. I love this book! Great discussions on how to make socks.

Holiday Crafting Pics & more

This year, like every year, I crafted my way through many of my gifts.  it’s not always possible to make gifts for everyone … but I do try.  I like the touch of handmade, and the items are created specially for each person.  So here’s some of this year’s goodies.

LunaScarf1
Dishcloth-3-1209A Crocheted scarf made from one skein of 100% sugar cane fiber yarn.  It’s super soft and silky and not too heavy for my warm weather family. The scarf pattern came from Craftsters

Then a knitted dishcloth as we’re all trying to become more “green”
Soap-Tree
HoboBag1A Soap Tree, idea from Martha Stuart!   Made of glycerin soap in different colors and stacked to make a pretty and useful tree.

Victorian-Santa-HatAnd then there’s the bag .. a copy of a Nordstrom’s bag with a hand braided handle in Chocolate and Turquoise.

Of course, since my family celebrates Christmas, we need Santa hats!

Holiday-Soap-2

And then the remainder of the soap from the trees got swirled into these very cool marbled soap bars using a technique I got from Brambleberry’s Soap Queen TV

I had a great time making everything, and I hope that everyone who got goodies enjoyed them!