Maria sang of “rain drops on roses and warm woolen mittens…” but keeping my toes warm this winter is high on my priority list. Why not combine soft and warm with a bit of vintage crocheted lace trim for cottage chic boot socks?
1. Obtain men’s long work socks at sporting goods stores or places such as Farm & Fleet or Tractor Supply. I found these black and gray socks 2/$6 at Dunham’s Sports marked down half price as a manager’s special.
2. Find vintage crocheted lace at auctions, antique stores or grandmother’s notions. If vintage is not available, some very nice retro lace trims are available in sewing stores or buy vintage on-line.
3. Sew a ruffled collar of lace for each sock that is at least twice the diameter to account for the stretch. I used elastic thread.
4. Sew the top of the collar about 1/4 to 1/2 inch down from the top of the sock. Socks can be warn with lace collar or flip lace up to peek over the top of the boot for a cottage charming look.
Try these as warm slipper socks or use them as retro Christmas stockings. A warm January project keeps our hands busy and our hearts toasty.