Anyone else cold this winter? Brr.. the past few nights have been s-s-soo c-c-c-old-d... I used to work outside and had no problems with working in the middle of the cold winter, like -35 Celsius, and was fine. Now I'm SUCH a wimp in the cold. Aren't you supposed to get stronger with age? I'll blame it on the fact that I'm protecting the little ones in the cold by staying indoors and using car starters. Ha!
Let's move on shall we..?
So the tootsies have been cold. Slippers work marvelously. But if you're away from home, some warm sweater socks will do just the trick!
The best part is that they`re SO easy to make and quick enough that your feet should be warm in a matter of minutes!
What you need:
an old sweater (in fact, you only need the two sleeves)
Slip the sleeve of your sweater onto your foot. Be sure your sweater is INSIDE OUT first!
Figure out where you want your sock to end. I don`t really like the feeling of really long socks, so mine cut off at mid to low calf.
Now pin along the bottom of your foot like this.
Carefully slip it off your foot and sew along the pinned line. The toe part is a little difficult to sew, just try and round the toe off otherwise you`ll get elf socks!
It`s a little difficult to see the sewn line, but you get the idea.
You can try it on your foot to be sure it fits fine and if so, go back and sew a zig zag stitch just below that line. You could also cut and serge the edge or do all three. Sweaters tend to unravel, so zig zagging twice would be fine, too!
Then cut below the stitched line. This is what you`ll get. Looks a little silly now, but it`ll work, I promise!
Flip it right side out and try it on again. That`s all there is to it! Now make one for your other foot!
Now you got yourself some sweater socks! Yay! Sweaters for your feet!
After wearing them all day, they worked great! They lost a little bit of shape.. like a teeny bit.. probably like a regular cotton sock looses shape, so it was successful! And NO unraveling!
If you like a folded cuff, that works too!
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