Monday 28 November 2022

Homemaking Mondays: Socks and Old Plunger Sticks


How is your day going?
It's a snowy cloudy day here with light breezes.
The kids are out shovelling some on the driveway.
It's good to keep at it while it's still fluffy.
The snow is so beautiful and the evergreens laden branches
droop and when swaying in the breeze at times 
drop their burdens onto those who dared to be underneath them.
Good thing to remember to tuck that scarf well 
around your neck to keep the snow out. 

This past sock project I tried the german short row heel.  
Well I would love to say it went smoothly...
but in all honesty it was a challenge for me. 
I don't usually drop many stitches but I'll just say that
my little crochet hook kept me company on this project. 
I love how crochet hooks can pick up stitches so cleanly.
Well now my son has a new pair of socks to help keep his feet warm.
I have a few more to go although I'm taking a break
from big people feet to make some small boys ones. 
I have chosen the blue stripped yarn above and hope he will like it.

This past week has been what I would call "the usual". 
The regular routine of daily chores and meals.
We're starting to incorporate more soups into the menu. 
I made a vegetable leftover soup with leftover noodles, then
my daughter made some bacon mushroom cream soup.
I want to bake some savoury biscuits soon to go with our soups.
Do you like soup?

Oh one new thing for this winter is that our family have 
borrowed skis again from our community centre. 
One of my sons and I tried ours out across the lake 
and it was fun to go out on them again. 
It's nice that we can bring them home to ski around here
and then take them with us back there to use their trails.
The trails there are groomed and have lots of variety to enjoy.

OH....and old plunger sticks.  Were you curious about that? 
Well I have more wool socks that need to be hung up to dry.
I didn't have a place for some of my sock forms so I looked around
the laundry room corners and found this old plunger stick. 
So along with a couple nails we now have a place 
to hang them up to dry.
Our laundry room is unfinished so this worked well.
Not fancy, but functional.
Not everything in our lives needs to be Pinterest worthy.

Well I hope you have a wonderful day 
enjoying the beauty and functionality of your homes.

Love and Prayers,


Linda Shukri said...

It must be nice to be able to knit socks. My mom did lots of sewing and knitting and crocheting and making braided rugs when we were growing up. I sew and have tried knitting way, way back, but always dropped stitches so I never got into making anything knitted, and did a little bit of crocheting. Made a sweater for myself and for my sister.

I have a soup recipe that sounds similar to the one your daughter made. It's part from scratch and also uses canned cream of mushroom soup. It's a potato bacon chowder. Very delicious.

Love hearing about your snow since it's a rare thing to see now that I'm in SC!

Sunshine Country said...

It's been so long since I've knitted a pair of socks. I should try my hand at it again! My sister and I were just talking today how it might be fun to try cross-country skiing...maybe someday we'll get a chance to.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I too, as others that have commented, have not been able to succeed at knitting. I wish that I had learned as a child! We have just gotten two snowstorms here, yesterday about a foot and a half of snow. I went and got my skis out of storage, and plan on trying them out today. I LOVE cross country skiing. I love your last statement - not everything needs to be interest worthy! That is SO true! Have a blessed first day of December :)