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Granny socks

March 11, 2016

I’ve had a lot of fun this week with socks. That’s not a misspelling. It’s been really cold in London, and I am now established in a pretty good writing routine, sitting in the kitchen every morning typing away for two hours. Unfortunately, I am sitting in a howling draught. To make this a little less chilly, I’m making a pair of granny socks to wear:

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Aren’t they funny? Everyone who’s seen them has smiled. I got the idea from fellow blogger (and MUCH better photographer) Lazy Daisy Jones  and I think they are just the business. The pattern isn’t that easy (anyone who attempts it and gets stuck, feel free to email me, details in the contact section above) but I think the result is very jolly.

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Best of all, while the pattern recommends all kinds of high-falutin’ yarns, I got my wool from Poundland and it looks indestructible. I think it will be very easy to wash. I haven’t quite finished the right foot yet but my left foot is all toasty:

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  • Jennifer March 11, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I love them, they look fantastic and so comfy!

    • Dulwich Divorcee March 14, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      Thanks, Jennifer, I am quite proud of them!

  • Addy March 12, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Aw, they’re great. You are inspiring me now.

  • Addy March 12, 2016 at 10:23 am

    By the way, I couldn’t find the pattern anywhere

    • Dulwich Divorcee March 12, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Hi Addy, sorry about that, the pattern costs £3 from Ravelry, here is the link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/treble-stripe-socks. I couldn’t find it for free anywhere, but if you get the wool from Poundland it’s currently on 3 for 2, so the entire sock package (as they say) will cost you a fiver.

  • Addy March 12, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Thank you… I have ordered. My daughter always complains of cold feet even in summer!

    • Dulwich Divorcee March 14, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      Ah, that’s like me – permanently cold feet! I wore these as bedsocks last night and they were lovely and toasty. I’m sure Kay will love them.