If you are a knitter like I am, if you enjoy knitting things for your feet like I do, see if your local library has this book. Check it out, and make yourself some Twinkle Toe Socks! I did!!
I made several pairs of these little socks both with and without beads. The beads are pretty and they do play in the light, but … Beads are a little hard on the top of your feet. They down right hurt. At the very least, they are distracting.
The pattern is a fast knit. It works well with acrylic, cotton, silk, wool, and bamboo (that is what I have done so far). Variegated yarn is FAR better then solid yarn for these!
I am only posting photos of this one pair because of 2 solid reasons. #1 it is over 100 degrees here, and just thinking about wearing anything you don’t absolutely have to to stay out of jail is agony! #2 there is the very real possibility some of you will be driven mad with passion due to looking at my feet, and we can’t have that! Lord no!!
Yes, photo #3 pushes the boundaries and almost makes the post a PG, but I feel we can hold it to a G rated post.
These Twinkle Toes have a lot of potential for spring and fall flip-flop and sandal wear. Those seasons are a bit cool for flip-flops, but I still want to wear them. I have a full wardrobe of Twinkle Toes now, so I can stop making them. Rest the hands for a bit, and relax my eyes.
Did I do that? No. My gray yarn was calling me. It kept saying, “wouldn’t some super soft gray socks be oh so wonderful?” Of course they would be marvelous. I had to give in! So, I cast-on 2 more socks!
I knitted these 2 at a time toe-up, and I stopped at footies. I did that because footies are cute. I like them. That, and it is HOT HERE! I would love to knit a pair of knee-hi or thigh-hi socks, but for what? I could wear them for a a day or 2 a year. To make 2 at a time toe-up socks, I highly recommend Tii Casa’s 5 part youtube series. I have square toes, so I cast-on 12-15 stitches to start, and narrow heels, so I go down to 6-8 stitches. She makes it easy to make perfect fitting socks every time.
Well, that’s it for me! I am going to watch TV and knit wash cloths or dish cloths. I have to keep knitting. If I were to die today, my dear husband would have a stroke when he saw how large my yarn stash really is! Maybe he would think I got it all on sale?????