Friday, December 3, 2010

It's Called a What?

It's called a "coffee sock." There's a perfectly good explanation why I decided to name it that. First off, you start it just as you would for a sock. You begin with the ribbing for the "cuff" and then you proceed to stockinette for the "leg." The only difference? With a coffee sock, you never make it to the heel because there is no heel! You just bind off and let the top edge roll.

This green "sock" was made on Doris. She just loves experimenting with new ideas and can whip these little socks out in no time.

So then I decided that I should create a handknitting pattern for this and created this blue version with Plymouth Yarn Company's "Happy Feet" fingering weight yarn. I had my hubby go to his favorite coffee house this morning and order a "Venti" so that I could see if my pattern will fit that size cup. Yesterday I had him buy a "Tall" and the coffee sock fit it perfectly. I figure if it can fit these two sizes, it will surely fit the "Grande" size in between!

My goal is to get the pattern up on Ravelry by Monday morning. In the meantime, I'll keep crankin' more to put in our Etsy store.

That's about all that's going on around here today. We're expecting rain for the weekend with snow higher up, but we still filled up on diesel and wood pellets.

Have a great weekend and be sure to leave a comment on the post "December Giveaway" for a chance to win a pair of women's hand cranked socks!

Til next time..........


Heather J said...

I like it. The one made by Doris I think is cuter. My cup would be filled with tea but hey that still works.

Sue said...

Okay these socks are really cute and I am wondering if Starbucks would be interested. They always have the cutest things for coffee drinking decor in their stores.