Greetings!The warm weather has arrived in New England, and that means it's time for me to break out the ankle socks. (Do any of you call them Peds? I always have, but I'm not sure if that's a brand name, a regional thing, or just old fashioned). Anyway, I'm a sneaker girl. Don't get me wrong, I love shoes: heels, sandals, boots you name it. I've just learned that no matter how cute they look in the store, I won't wear them. Ever. I didn't figure this out overnight! It's been a long, expensive lesson. I'm finally willing to admit that comfort is way more important to me than fashion.
But that doesn't mean that I have to forgo style! That's where the little lace socks come in. You see, not only do I always wear sneakers, but in order to keep my feet the happiest they can be I usually wear white cotton socks. Kind of plain and boring I know... I've looked for alternatives, but never with great success. And then it struck me! Why not add a little lace to the socks I have?! It can't be that hard, and then I can make them as colorful and frilly as I want. Brilliant!
So I headed for the sock basket, found a matching pair, and got to it.
This is a very flexible and forgiving project. Rather than give you an exact, stitch my stitch pattern, think of this as a guide. Here's what I did:
I knew that the fan pattern I wanted to use works in multiples of 4 plus 1.
Using my favorite steel hook (no pre-poking holes required!), I attached the thread at the back of the sock and did a round of sc. I stretched the ribbing open and put one stitch between each rib. How much you stretch and how close together you put your stitches is up to you. Just remember if you don't stretch before stitching the sock won't fit, and to count the number of stitches you put in the first sock, so you can make the second one the same! Seems like common sense doesn't it? Alas. I speak from experience (head slap)!
Next, I did a round of (ch5, skip 3, sc) to make a base for the fans. Then I did 5dc in each ch5 around.
That's it! Next time I do these little fans I'll make the base smaller (ch4) and the fan bigger (ch7). I think that will give it a fuller look. And I'll make sure to count my stitches!
I was looking through my magazine collection and there are so many edging patterns that you can adapt to your socks. And with all the amazing colors of thread that are available you can create one of a kind designs that will make everyone take notice! My next pair will be pink, purple and green I think, or maybe I'll do little flowers hanging off a vine.... No matter what, I know my feet are going to be happy!!
I wore my lacy little socks yesterday and they're perfect! So I ask you, who needs a closet full of shoes that make your feet hurt, when with a little thread your comfy white socks will turn your sneakers into the cutest shoes ever!
That's all for today!
Until next time friends,
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