I've been saving my favourite bamboo pair for repair. The porcelain tiles in our front hall/kitchen have pretty sharp edges and sadly, they wreak havoc on my lovely socks. I'm just not much of a slipper fan - I prefer sock feet in the house. In summer, I asked Mom if she thought we (ahem, she) could cut off the foot of a too-far-gone-for-darning-sock and re-knit a new foot. Well, to be totally honest, I first asked if socks were knit from the toe up, or the ribbing down. I didn't even know!
I think just because I'm her daughter and she's my Mom, she agreed to try. I mean, she's a master knitter and all, so I knew she could do it. Look at my cool new hybrid socks!
Complete with new, fancy reinforced heel design!
The new darker blue yarn on the foot was left over from the ankle socks she knit for me on the plane ride here. Now we know that
1 sock skein = 1 pair of ankle socks + two new feet (ladies size 8.5-ish)
I'm not on ravelry so I have no idea if this is common practice (do you?), but I'm pretty proud of my Mom's efforts to salvage my beloved bamboo socks and use up an entire sock skein! She thinks they are totally weird. Perfect.
This parental visit has been made extra exciting by our home team. My folks are pretty bummed that their Habs are out, but they've jumped on the Canucks bandwagon with us. Grandma picked up some belgian chocolate brownie pucks on our outing today.
GO CANUCKS GO!!!