Over the past couple of days I’ve been sorting through bins in the garage and trying to use up fabric odds and ends. Of course this requires using the sewing machine, which in turn leads to loud, “unsavory” language on my part. Luckily, the girls have spent lots of time outside playing. I’ve made a conscious effort to merely growl or to limit outbursts to gibberish in their presence, but there have been a few slips. Here are the finished items.
I’ve no idea where either of these fabrics came from. This bag still needs the perfect button for the closure, but alas, we don’t have the perfect button… yet.
The Gryffindor Quidditch socks are u[ next on my “To Finish” list. The second sock is still embryonic though.
My DH spotted the Quidditch sock and he requested that I make him some long socks too. The old Air Force uniforms required wearing black socks with BDUs. However, with the new BDU’s the Air Force switched sock color (and boot, undershirt and belt color too). Olive is the new black. Unfortunately, the olive socks are crappy. For the record, the new tan shirts also fall under the heading of crappy. They have a terrible odor that doesn’t go away when washed. The new boots are also olive and they’re made out of canvas and suede so they can’t be polished. I love super, shiny, polished black boots. Sorry, back to the socks. I found this bit of yarn in my sock yarn bin that perfectly matches the crappy issued socks.
This is KnitPicks Risata, cotton blend sock yarn in the “Umber” color. Since this wee little scrap isn’t enough to make a pair of knee-high socks I popped out to their website, only to discover that this color has been discontinued. Nuts! If you, or someone you know, has some they would be willing to sell then please let me know! I’ve found other olive colored sock yarns, but this cotton was really nice to work with and it’s smooshy enough to cushion his shins where the fashionable new boots rub.