I've read that necessity is the mother of invention.
How often that has been the inspiration for me!!
For today's post on inspiration, I share my latest invention, a mended sock.
I learned to knit, however I can't always distinguish a stitch so that when I mess up a pattern I can't tell how to fix it.
I like the meditative feeling of knitting, but am more comfortable with crochet. I taught myself to crochet as a child from a book, and still am more comfortable with a hook than a needle with yarn.
Funny that, since I am quite comfortable sewing with a needle.
I love the colors and feel of yarn, don't you? I have tried crochet, knitting, weaving, macrame, embroidery. I have a collection of yarns, big surprise. I found that I love knitting socks. I now make them on two circular needles.
Both my husband and I love wearing the socks I've made as they fit without being tight. We wear them around the house, and to sleep in as they breathe and it's been shown one sleeps better when their feet are covered. They are never hot when made of wool or bamboo.
|I don't care how it looks...I could go find that color yarn but meh...|
(don't you love those?)
Crochet around the hole, pulling the yarn up through a knit stitch, doing single crochet, going around and around the hole skipping a stitch as needed to close up the hole. It worked like a charm, is flat and comfortable and so very easy compared with darning or trying to insert some kind of knitting.
|who cares how it looks!|