Well, I had these Grumpy socks from the Disney Store that Sam bought me probably in 1993 or so. That’s right, 20 year old worn out socks and I still had ’em. The heels & toes were blown out so that they were more like yoga socks, ‘cept I’m not yet a yoga-kind-of-gal. Yet. Rather than pitching them in the trash, I just cut off the feet, kept the cuffs. Can’t explain why.
We were discussing in the shop the other day about various yarn cozies available … and suddenly these Grumpy sock tops had a new life ~ seems perfect! I’ve been knitting a simple garter stitch shawl with 100% silk; that slick little yarn ball just kept unwinding out of control. Gently snuggling the yarn cake into the sock cuff, I knit a few rows and it’s working great … so now I’m going to pop off & rummage through the sock drawers again. Let us know if you try it and what you think!
PS: (This is also offered as a semi-logical explanation as to why we have a pillowcase full of socks for you to prowl through!)