These socks were already pretty bold, but kind of pedestrian. I decided to send them right over the top and add a row of fluffy pom poms.
OK, here’s the real reason. I hate it when I wear some fancy socks and they’re adorable except for the roll of flab at the top. What is the deal with that?? And it’s not just a middle-aged mother-of-three thing either. Seriously, when I was young and I weighed about 100 pounds and my legs were sticks I had rolls at the tops of my socks too. It seems that if the socks aren’t tight enough to squeeze out a little roll of flab, they’re not tight enough to stay up either. How annoying!
The first thing I had to do was put a row of blanket stitching at the top of each sock. No, I lied. The first thing I had to do was paint my nails white and then put a whole mess of glitter polish on them. The theme of the day is obnoxious, baby! Sparkles and glitter, yeah!
Oh yeah, back to the socks. I used some zig-zaggy white acrylic baby yarn. I got it at a rummage sale, so I don’t know what kind it is.
Then I crocheted a row of Spark-A-Doodle to the top of that.
Look, I took a selfie!
The flab is still there, but it’s completely hidden.
I love how the sparkly red lips compete with the sparkly white pom poms for attention. And “Kiss me,” well, who couldn’t agree with that?
I know everyone else is getting ready for Halloween and Thanksgiving, but right now I can’t wait for spring! Or maybe I should root around the stores for some more seasonally-appropriate fancy socks. Hmmm…