Fifth Pair of Socks, now with Fuzzy Toes!

Sewing

This pair of slipper socks has evenly sized, fuzzy toes. The toes are stretchier than the thick yarn of the rest of the sock, but it works. The whole thing is very comfortable, and also fun to look at! This pair of socks has also passed the wearing and washing test several times and I’m glad to add them to my normal rotation.

Third and Fourth Pairs of Socks!

Sewing

The all-black pair didn’t photograph well, but it’s made of a soft, squishy thick type of yarn and the ankles of the sock are tall, more like normal socks than like slipper socks. With the second sock of this pair, I finally figured out to fix the toes round like normal socks rather than just as rounded-off squares (round on the left, squared on the right). These are super comfortable socks and have probably become one of my favorite pairs. It was a great yarn to work with. (A mystery yarn, of course, as all of it is secondhand from someone getting rid of their yarn.)

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The black and berry colored slipper socks were made from the remnants of the black yarn from the previous pair plus a small ball of yarn that was multi-colored fuzzy berry tones but not large enough to make a full pair of socks. I also used up a tiny ball of black puffy yarn on one ankle as I ran out of the original black yarn too soon. It blends pretty well.

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This was my first try at making two-colored crocheted anything. Sure, the toes are uneven, but the textures are great and they’re pretty cute no matter what. You can see that now the socks have rounded toes! I’m proud of this improvement!

Again, I waited a bit after making these socks before posting so I could give them a proper test run. The all-black socks are super comfy, but the black and berry slipper socks have great powers of insulation from the other yarn used on the toes.

These are another installation of my 2019 Fabric Use-Up Project.

Second Pair of Crocheted Socks: Slipper Socks!

Cooking and Household

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These socks are my second try at crocheting my own socks. I am making my own winter socks this year rather than purchasing socks that will fall apart way too quickly and likely be made by workers living in terrible conditions who get barely any pay. The yarn is what I have already had, so this project does not create demand for anything nor does it cost any money.

The yarn this time was fuzzy and thicker. The socks are thick enough that they stand up on their own, like slippers, so I’ve made them slipper-shaped. While the transition from heel to ankle was slightly uneven on this pair, the toes are mostly even and similar-looking. These toes are rounded but still a bit too boxy. The thickness of the slipper socks makes it look like I’m wearing cartoon shoes, but I can’t feel the coldest part of the floor in an unheated room- not even a little! The warmth of these slipper socks is fantastic.

I started this sock-making project a while before posting about it to give me time to test my socks in various ways. The first pair washes great and has been holding up well to frequent use around the house. This pair took a while to air dry but the stiffness of the slipper socks has decreased a bit with washing.