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The Joy of SOCKS!๐Ÿ˜Š


I’ve done a lot of knitting and crocheting over the years.

Shawls, blankets, sweaters, gloves,hats…..

I’ve loved every minute of these creative pursuits.

But there is nothing quite like makingย REAL socks for the first time, for the ultimate knit satisfaction!๐Ÿ˜Š

fruit slices socks for post 1

joes socks 2

cabled footies 2

guilty socks 3

Unfortunately, many novice knitters in particular are very intimidated by the steps involved in making that first sock.

That’s where a really good how-to sock guide, book, site or video can be invaluable.

sock book

Unfortunately, one of my favorite how- to sock guides by Sandra Harris, is NO longer available at Amazon.๐Ÿ˜”

But there ARE plenty of resources out there for the wannabe sock knitter.ย It is a lifelong knitting skill SO worth learning.


RAVELRYย is a great place to start.

Sign up is free and easy, if you’re not already a member. A fun and worthwhile place to visit, with a multitude of resources, for knitters at all levels.


And with ๐ŸŽ„ Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ only weeks away, this is a great time to start thinking about those perfect handmade ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ.ย 


Socks Made With โค Areย  SO Special!

Want to Learn How to Knit Socks? ;-)


sock book


If you do, stop by My Real Life Reviews to read my new review of this Ebook.

This one is a keeper! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy Sock Knitting and Weekend!

Joe’s Happy Feet! ;-)

joes socks 2

I โ™ฅย making handmade gifts for people I โ™ฅย !

And I have made quite a few knitted goodies for Joe over the years, including the socks pictured above, which were a Christmas gift this year. He likes them, a lot!

If you’ve never had a hand knit pair of socks, you’ve been missing out. No store-boughts can compare! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s a link to the yarn I used. This is a very simple, basic pattern but they came out nicely, in this variegated yarn.ย 

Did you make/give any handmade gifts this past Christmas?

And if you are making something right now, do share!

I love to hear about craft projects in progress or completed.

Happy Crafting! ๐Ÿ™‚

Free Ebook: How to Knit Socks

cabled footies 2

If you ever wanted to try sock knitting but were intimidated by the process, you might want to check out this free ebook/doc from Interweave:


I looked it over and it seems to be very well explained.

I already knit socks and love it! It can beย  a bit daunting the first time around but what fun when you learn to turn the heel and after that, it’sย piece of cake!

And there’s nothing nicer to wear on your footsies than handmade socks. A great gift ideaย too, so special.

Hope this is helpful


Happy Knitting!

PS: If you’re a crafter, do share what you’re making right now, I’d love to hear about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

PSS: The socks in the photo are a pair that I made, not from this tutorial.

A bit more than you’d probably want to tackle for a “first sock project”. ๐Ÿ˜‰

PSSS: If you already are an experienced sock knitter, click through to check out this gorgeous sock pattern from Willow Yarns.

Wow, I don’t know if I’m up for that much of a challenge, but I sure like how these look!