Friday, October 28, 2011

Hello Again FO Friday!

In the spirit of getting back to the blog, I present to you the one project I completed during my hiatus: Turkish Bed Socks for my sister:
They look even cuter on someone's feet, but you will
just have to trust me on that.  I didn't want to stretch them
out before sending them on as a gift.

Pattern:  Turkish Bed Socks
Source:  Churchmouse Yarn and Teas
Materials:  I only used half of a skein of Abstract Fiber Supersock, in the color "Burnside Bridge"; and US 1 needles.
Modifications:  The pattern includes directions for only one size.  To make them a bit smaller I knit with smaller needles than the pattern recommended.

A gratuitous cat photo, I admit, but it does give
you another view of the Turkish Bed Socks.
My pattern review:
Pros:  These bed socks are a great gift for someone who might not be wild about wearing hand knit socks out and about, yet still needs warm feet while hanging around the house.  Plus they make for a fun and quick knit.
Cons:  After paying full price for the pattern, I was surprised to discover that it only gave directions for one size.
Yet now that I have completed a pair, I think it was worth it.  It is pretty easy to adjust the pattern for size, and I will be making more of these.  In fact, I am almost done with my second pair.

As a bonus, when I visited the Churchmouse Yarns website today, I found that they currently have a lovely scarf pattern available as a free download.

Speaking of freebies, I am finishing up a project that I plan on giving away to one of you.  (The project has to remain a secret for now, but I think it is something any knitter would appreciate.)  I would like to thank my friends and readers for visiting, so check back soon for the contest.  I'm off to link up with Tami's Amis FO Friday post to get reacquainted with everyone.  Have a good weekend!


  1. Welcome back to FO Friday! The Turkish Bed Socks look so comfy and the colors are great. They will make a wonderfully luxurious gift for your sister. I think that it is great that you are getting back into running. It was one of my favorite things to do in high school and college, too. I am slowly working my way back into shape, but it has been hard to keep to a regular fitness schedule.

  2. Nice to see your blog again! And inspiring with your running! Cat photo was a bonus.

  3. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Love the socks. I envy you your sheep. Now I'm going to have a better look around your blog and see if I can find a sheep post... :o)

  4. I think those socks look wonderful and comfortable. You have a lucky sister.

  5. They turned out great! I'm sure your sister will love them.

  6. Those look so nice and comfy! I love the style and color!

  7. The socks look fab and thank you for the link to the free download pattern - it's really lovely and I'm about to download it! :)

  8. Love the color for the bed socks!! My son and his wife both are bed-socks people--I'll have to keep that pattern in mind. Thanks for the recommendation.

    Don't you just love the Happiness Project??? Nothing earth shattering--just happy suggestions to make life.....well, happier!!!

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog, glad to see another person in California! Those bed socks look very comfortable, and very nice colors too.

  10. I have missed hearing your blog news! Your kitty is pretty, as are the bed socks.
    Lynn in IL

  11. Great colours! They look comfy and cozy.

  12. Oh, I love anklets. They're so satisfying!