There I was, threading up a black and white yarn for another pair of socks, thinking, what size should I be making these? The last few pairs have coincidentally been my size and even though I’d love a pair of black and white, one can only use so many pairs… and it dawned on me. My 12-year-old granddaughter, Rhiana, is currently going through a black and white phase. I saw a pair of black and white houndstooth check leggings the other day and picked them up for her. Her brother Nathan told me she hadn’t taken them off for four days! I looked at my ‘cone’ of sock yarn and deliberated - this is a single 100g skein - a small pair of socks for her would be a bit of a waste – oh, wait a minute she might like knee socks…
these are pretty cute! This colourway was called ‘zebra’. I hope they fit!
thought – my sock-machine knitter friend Julie mentioned she was going to a ‘crank-in’
(a sock machine gathering/symposium) and she was taking sock yarn scraps to sell – and
since then I’ve been wondering what I can do with all my little leftover bits.
I did once make a circular scarf [https://knitwords.blogspot.com/2011/02/em-word.html
] of leftovers but I have a considerable amount again. I could make some ‘at-home’