Two years ago, I didn’t buy loads of sock yarn at the Sock Summit, because I already had a serious butt load of sock yarn… including a bunch of Drops Fabel and Regia Sock Yarns which have become my fast favorites because of their durability and dependability (I sound like a commercial from the 50′s). I do sometimes struggle with making socks. You can see the sweater most of the time… socks you’re the only one who knows you’re wearing a work of gorgeous Aran artistry and cablework. So I decided to use Ravelry and my websearching skills to compile a list of things I could possibly create with the multliple boxes of sock yarn I have stashed away. I’ll try to post more as I find them.
- Fingerless Mitts: Look quite warm and snuggly for your hands.
- Chihuahua Sweater (double stranded):(though I’d have to make a lot of these just to get rid of my KP Imagination.
- Vera (gorgeous shawl pattern that eats up to 2000 yards of sockyarn) - I’m linking to a photo fo the pattern here to entice you.
- Snowflake Christmas Ornaments: forgot about fabric stiffener. These look like great fun.
- Reusable Tampon (Oy, not for the faint of heart) – I probably will abstain from making these… unless, of course civilization comes barrelling down around me and I can’t buy what I need from a store.
- Eyeball with Nerve Endings: Make a bunch of these for your Halloween party. Then through them at your guests… then they can say they had the unique experience of being pelted with eyeballs.
- Monkey (OMG this monkey is so cute)
- Naalepuder (flower-shaped pincushions): Really cute especially with variegated or rainbow yarn. Original pattern in Danish.
- Some Very Long Socks: I could do this with the 5 skeins of Fabel I have!
- Parisienne Beret (from Sock Pixie): Uses two colors. Could also look nice in self-striping. She also has some gorgeous yarn.
- Cowl for a Man (from This Boy Knits)
- Basque Hat in Fabel (from Garnstudios): Another beret/tam, but that’s okay I never get sick of them. Here’s another Tam as well: Springtime in Philadelphia.
- Beaded iCord Jewelry: Doesn’t get rid of much yarn, but still it’s a neat idea.
- Smiley the Worm Fingerpuppet
- Ferret Sweater: I don’t have a ferret, but if I did, I think he’d look smashing in this.
Pirate Mittens (Available on Ravelry as a free download):
The Beanis (warning may offend… what is it? It rhymes with ‘beanis’… you figure it out. No I’m not posting photo here.)
- Pirate Eye-Patch for your cat. I couldn’t post because the pattern/website no longer exists. But one could easily use their imagination to create one of their own.