Saturday, December 06, 2008

Handspun Sockettes

When attending holiday parties I usually wear thin little nylon stockings with my dressier clothes and then, having removed my shoes at the door, my feet get SO cold! This year I thought ahead and went prepared.

I whipped up these little sockette things from a bit of leftover handspun I had kicking around.

Toasty! The warmth of a wool sock without looking like I'm wearing my husband's work socks.

15 comments:

CTJen said...

cute and a great idea to boot!

Angelika said...

I hope you still fit into those heels or you'll have to choose between cold feet or feeling like cinderella's evil sisters.

Jen and Rich Johnson said...

Could have used them at a holiday party this weekend! Great idea, and very nicely done. Enjoyed reading the blog, the shawl is amazing. I have one I've been working on for 2 years, can't imagine doing beading in addition to following the charting.

Marlene said...

Are you referring to the Revontuli Shawl Jen? That's a very simple one with a pattern that is easily memorized. I've done far more elaborate ones! My favourite of all time is my very first, the Peacock Feathers Shawl. I beaded that one too.

Marlene said...

Heels Angelika? I haven't worn pump style heels since I wrecked my feet walking for 2 hours every day several years ago. Since then the best I can do is a dressy style of clog. With footwear like that I don't wear dresses or skirts any more either!

Marlene said...

Oh, and I forgot to mention, I did wear them in my shoes, but they are tiny enough to stuff in an evening purse and slip on at your destination anyway.

PJ said...

Oh, gosh...WHAT a good idea! So simple yet so elegant. Your feet are treated well ;)

AlisonH said...

What a cool idea. Thank you!

Maggie Ann said...

What a great idea....and Merry Christmas Marlene! I wonder what the weather is like at your place today...we've got winter wonderland here with bad roads.

Sharon in Surrey said...

Now THOSE would make a great stocking stuffer!! chortle . . . And they're a terrific idea.

twistedinstitches said...

OOOO cute idea! I love how they look too...great idea!!!! (mind if I log that one as something to try????) Happy feet makes a happy knitter ya know...

Marlene said...

Go ahead twistedinstitches. Let's start 2009 as happy knitter's with happy feet.

DEEP END OF THE LOOM said...

I'm curious why do you take your shoes off at the door? Or did I miss something? BTW the sockies are adorable.

Marlene said...

I live in BC, Canada, and I don't know if it is a local thing or not, but at a house party or as a guest visiting in someone else's home, it is considered rude to leave your shoes on unless the hostess specifically says that it is okay to do so.

A company party held in a commercial building would be a different thing. In that case shoes would be left on.

Personally, with my bad feet, I'm more comfortable if I take my shoes off anyway. I wear slippers all the time at home. Not handknit ones....always structured, supportive type, which at the moment happens to be winter-lined crocs.

DEEP END OF THE LOOM said...

Oh I understand, like in Hawaii, you don't wear the shoes into the house, it considered rude. I wear shoes, socks or flip flop all the time. Being Cuban American it was ingrained in us as kids that you didn't go anywhere without shoes, it was considered, dirty and a sign that your parent didn't have enough to buy shoes very odd I know but... such are customs.