Monday, 22 February 2016

A Thing More Valuable Than Gold.

 I have a favourite pair of socks, socks that I made years ago and just absolutely love.  They have the nicest fit and feel of  any sock I ever made.

They were sturdy and warm, out of Drops Big Fabel, a worsted weight utterly washable and machine dryable sock yarn.  This is a rare thing.  This photo is from 2009.  The socks were knit sometime in 2008, but I can't find any original pictures of them.  I didn't list everything on Ravelry way back when, certainly not socks.  These socks have been much loved.

Last winter, the heels started  showing a lot of wear.  Not bad after 6 years.  Not bad at all.  I kept wearing them and debated repair, but just never got around to it.  I hated to lose them though.

Last November, I was at the fabric store picking up some thread or needles and was standing in line near the till, when I realized I was by the slipper soles.  I had heard tell of Fabricland having them, but had never seen them there before.  I seized a pair and before I could think, found myself at home, with a pair of slipper soles.  

My feet were cold.  Most of my matching socks were dirty and here was a sole without a top and I needed slippers.  So, I fixed that.

 I have been wearing these all winter and all I can think of is why didn't I do this before?  Why did I never make these before?

They are warm, and cozy and I did not have to give up or toss out a pair of socks that I dearly loved.  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  Make something out of nothing?  Sort of.  I did buy the soles.  I won't have to again, though. I have these as a pattern now.  

My feet are warm and that is something more valuable than gold in winter in Canada.

1 comment:

Sel and Poivre said...

That is a handsome and clever fix if I ever saw one! Love it!