Monday, January 17, 2011

Vintage Socks Again and Again

It was a nice quiet time after New Year. Sun and snow. I took a walk on the beach. People were strolling with prams, and a couple were out having a bath. Now I am recovering from a appendix operation I had the other day.You can´t always knit!!
I finished a pair of socks for my grandchild from Knitting Vintage Socks. When I saw the photo of the pair in the book I thought they were baby boots. However, they turned out to be a perfect boot sock for a toddler in a pair of wellies.
I guess children a hundred years ago wore them in a pair of bootee. Like these little Ellen is wearing. In that case the cuffs probably were placed over the bootlegs and kept the socks in place. A very clever construction, practical and lovely.
The yarn is Arwetta Classic, which I choose for it´s softness and colours.


  1. Oh I hope you are recovering well. What lovely little socks. I hope we get to see a photo of them in action.

  2. Oh, my goodness! I am glad to hear you are recovering from having your appendix out!

    The socks are gorgeous - I will have to hunt down a copy of this book, as my daughter loves wearing her frog wellies. What beautiful yarn, as well.

    Be well!

  3. lovely vintage socks. the cuff is a perfect solution to the slippery sock syndrome.
    I hope you have a speedy recovery!!

  4. Mette,

    I had my appendix out last May...back to work in a week, but knitting a bit the next day. It gets better fast. Feel good! Lovely wee socks!


  5. Eeek, I hope that wasn't a painful emergency, and that you have a good recovery - but not too soon so that you have some time for knitting :)

  6. Oh my! I hope you are getting well quickly and smoothly! Your knitting is lovely as usual. That book of vintage socks is one of my favorites too. :)

  7. May you be well soon! I hope you are feeling much better by the time you read this.

    The socks are very beautiful! Wonderful gift to a grandchild...such a treasure to go with another treasure!


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