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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Slow Stitching and Knitting

My slow stitching this week has been a little work on another apron.  Once again, I’m using a design from Stitcher’s Revolution “Cute Kitchen Sayings”.  This one is Be Grateful.


Another apron

I’ve also been working on another pair of socks.  These were the very first pair I ever knitted, but I’ve found them much too short, the pattern has them finishing just a couple of inches above the ankle.  I wasn't happy wearing them, so decided to unravel the rib down from the top and lengthen them.  That was easier said than done, I’m not sure if it was because I was trying to undo it this way, or because of the ribbing, but it took me ages.  Of course, there was none of the original wool left, so I cast on some similar blue yarn and started knitting.  The socks even came to the hospital with me when Robin had an appointment.  I was surprised when several ladies commented on my knitting as they walked past while I was in the waiting room.  Guess there is always some interest in handwork.


Knitting at the hospital

Finally, the socks were lengthened to my satisfaction, and I sat and sewed up the side seams today.


Seam stitching time

There, all done.  I’m so pleased that I was able to alter these socks, and be able to keep wearing them, instead of chucking them out in the bin.


Waste not, want not


Anonymous said...

That will be a fun apron! Another cozy pair of socks. Good for you for rescuing them from being put into the garbage Gail at the Cozy Quilter

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I have that same stitchery pattern pack. Cute sayings. Great save on your socks.

Ivani said...

I love the pattern serie for embroidery, and Be Grateful will look so pretty on the apron.
So smart of you knitted more and lengthen them. They look confortable now. Well done!

Linda said...

Cute embroidery saying. The socks look lovley. Happy Slow Sunday Stitching

Created by Kathi said...

Hey Jenny! Just posting my own blog... I love your hand stitching apron top... very fun play on words too!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the socks though :)

Maggie said...

Love the way you rescued the socks, now your fee5 will be toasty and warm. Funny how complete strangers will enjoy handwork.

Tired Teacher 2 said...

Bravo, for altering the sock cuff. Whenever I knit in public places, people nearly always stop and chat a bit. Mostly, they comment that someone in their family used to knit.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Your embroidery project is just too cute, Jenny. I have always wanted to embroider a tea towel. I am going to have to do that very soon. Have a wonderful day.

Karrin Hurd said...

Love the socks, in my color! Your stitching is lovely, as is your knitting.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a terrific modification! Well done!
I have the same experience when I am stitching in public.. it usually draws lots of interest and questions!

loulee said...

They look like very cosy socks.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those Stitchers Revolution people have the cutest sayings! Looks like your plan for the socks worked nicely - hope they're more comfortable now!

Janice said...

I’ve finally had a chance to catch up on your posts for about the last month!!! You have been busy. I love reading all of your doings. I’m flattered that I inspired your little pouches. I hope your van is back on the road.

ButterZ said...

Great job. Your socks are very special.