I haven’t done much sewing lately and I am fairly hopeless at following sewing patterns but Lizzy at Lizziemade posted this tutorial for making a sock rabbit last week and the idea has been floating around in my head ever since.
Mayhem has been on my case about a crochet dog he’s been wanting & I’m just not up for the time investment right now. A sock dog though could be managed.
Challenge #1 – Finding socks
I failed to notice where Lizzie said she used a baby sock and instead went to 3 different stores in search of women’s socks that would make a neat looking dog. Apparently women only want ankle length socks these days. Socks with cuffs, that don’t say “HANES” on the bottom, and are not all shamrocked are hard to come by. Which I already knew sort of because I like socks with cuffs that are not white and don’t have shamrocks (or Xmas trees or whatever cutesie seasonal decor) on them and you just can’t find them, except as the near hosiery style trouser socks. Plain cotton cuffed socks in something other than white. How hard can it be?
Impossible actually, in this area anyway.
I did end up finding black/grey striped knee highs in Target and some blue spotted knee highs also, so I bought them and used the stripes for the dog and am working on a spotted blue brachiosaurus now.
Challenge #2 – Turning this stuff into a sock with out injury to myself
I know what you are thinking. it’s just glue. How can you hurt yourself with glue?
I am someone who super glued my pants to my leg back in June.
Also, not pictured, scissors (the bane of my existence), pins, a needle and an iron.
Yes, AN IRON! Disaster looms!
Yet despite the dull scissors, the black thread on a black background of unraveling fabric, the pins holding it in place and the hot iron pressing a thin seam I did manage to make a fairly credible sock dog.
And I didn’t glue anything to myself.
I’m working on the dinosaur now. I didn’t take a photo because it’s rather obscene shaped at the moment
No sock porn on the blog