Sunday, June 03, 2012

Sock Rehab

What to do when a good sock goes bad?


You know the ol' saying "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade"?


Well, despite the fact that I only knit socks with "Superwash" yarn,


And I do what I can to make sure they never end up in the dryer,


Sometimes accidents happen,


And a pair ends up in the dryer.


A trip through a dryer cycle often spells the end for a favorite pair of hand knit socks.


There is no sense crying over felted socks (though I hear wool is very absorbent!),


So you're better off making the best of things.


And in this case, the "best of things" happens to be a sweet little wool coat.


And Pumpkin, my Fairyland LittleFee Leah, is the lucky recipient. 



bearpicnic said...

This sweater is adorable!! I'm sure it must have been a great pair of socks as well.

Marlene said...

Yes, bearpicnic, unfortunately it was. But all is well that ends well. I'm hunting around now for another felted sock so I can not only make a jacket for Pumpkin, but maybe take pictures for a proper, step by step tutorial as well.

mijbil said...

Now my Pukifee NEEDS a jacket like that.. so cool! :D

Marlene said...

For a Pukifee you'll need to find a smaller sock mijbil. The sock needs to be the correct length from heel to cuff so that when the heel/hood is up then the cuff/hem is not too long on the doll.