SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6

to celebrate the publication of my new book

CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.

Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.

This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.

The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.

Friday, August 02, 2013

Anatomy of a Sock Pictorial

I've been sorting through things and found a huge pile of old projects that were not finished including a beautiful Fair Isle and embroidered duplicate stitch sock. I designed and knit this sock for a project I worked on for the Museum of Fine Art's catalog in Boston many years ago. 


The yarn is long gone and there was not a chance I would knit a match. I cut it up. First just below the ankle pattern to make 2 pieces.


I cut the toe off and cut along the gusset so there are now 4 pieces.


I cut through the ankle section to flatten it. 

 

With my sewing machine set on zigzag I sewed around the two square pieces. They are now usable for something. 

5 comments:

RubyC said...

And we are waiting with patience as to what these pieces will become next in your world. Love your blog.

Savannagal said...

It was a gorgeous sock. I think I'd have worn it with another in an unmatched pair. I'm kind of wacky that way.

Anonymous said...

*Gasp* was my initial reaction, but I cut up unwearable socks, so I calmed down quickly.

That toe would make an excellent cat or dog toy with catnip or a squeaker inside. Both species love wool!

ellen said...

The colors are just gorgeous. I am just now learning how to use double pointed needles. They have a life of their own!!!

Frances said...

Kristin, those colors are lovely...very stained glass window meet Peru. Does that make sense to you?

Will you felt any of the components? I do want to know what will happen to that rosy toe.

xo