We all know that our dryers eat socks. Not a big deal with easily replaceable white socks that my husband wears, but when they're my cute little polka-dotted ones, it makes me mad!! I have a huge collection of cute socks that I've been hoping to find the mates for. But after three years, I've given up.
So I showed my dryer who was boss, and I made some cute gloves out of them!
In case you have some single ladies in your sock drawer, here's how to make them!
Sort through your socks and find the pretty ones. They don't have to match, just coordinate! It's ok if they have holes or dirty soles, because you'll just be using the tops. I used three socks for each glove....
Get yourself some inexspensive gloves (Walmart sells a two-pack of these for $1.50, chances are you already have some though!) and turn them inside out. Then take one of the sock pieces and pull it over the glove with the insides facing each other. Pin the sock piece about 1/4" below the edge of the glove band.
And sew it on to the glove!
Sew the rest of the sock pieces to each other in the same way, but with right sides facing each other.
Add as many as you'd like, making sure that the last one you add has the sock band as the open end, to have a finished look.
Then I added a couple of pom-poms! This was my first attempt at a pom-pom, but it turned out pretty well! Especially since it had been quite a while since I'd read a tutorial for them. There are probably much better tutorials for them out there, but here's how I did it:
Take about 3 yards of yarn and double it up, then wrap it around two slightly separated fingers about 12-15 times, leaving a tail. Wrap the tail through your fingers and around, looping it back under itself to tie very tightly, and knot. Then snip all the loops in the middle, and trim all the yarn about half way down until everything is even! (For a larger size, use more yarn, and three fingers)
Then I simply sewed the pom-pom to the top of the gloves!
With the extra pieces of the socks that were left over (between the heel and toe), I made a scarf for Paige, using the same methods! Luckily, I'm one of those dorky mom's who loves to match!