Monday, February 16, 2009

Fun Monday # 103 Winter Warmers


Our hostess this week is Gattina.

She is very brave as she wants to see what we wear on our feet. I cannot bring myself to show you the tatty old indoor shoes I wear in the winter. I vowed to replace them this year but haven't seen anything I particularly like.

As you may know it's been very cold here in the UK this year so I've worn thick socks inside my old shoes to keep my tootsies warm. I have these blue fluffy socks and a purple pair.
In the evenings I sometimes wear my bed socks. Now what you can't see in the picture, below, are the holes in the bottom (they are nearly 30 years old so I can't complain)-if anyone has a simple knitting pattern for bed socks that they would like to share I would be very grateful.
The other socks that I find useful for home wearing are the free flight socks that I have collected over the years (most of these are from Virgin or BA flights but now I think they may have stopped giving them out). They are very colourful and surprisingly cosy.

Well that about it for me.......Ok I know you are curious so I'll let you peep..The white splodges are paint. You can be a rude as you like I know they need throwing out.

I'll be around later to see what the best dressed feet wear!


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27 Comments:

At 16/2/09 09:34, Blogger little wanderer said...

love the bed socks, my granny used to knit them or me, wish I still had some!

 
At 16/2/09 10:27, Blogger Beccy said...

I loved my knotted bedsocks but the disintergrated many years ago!

 
At 16/2/09 10:31, Blogger Beccy said...

Oooops I mean knitted and they.

I obviously can't hold two conversations and type at the same time!

 
At 16/2/09 12:12, Blogger Asha said...

Knitted one looks good. I see you had a wonderful V day over the weekend! :)

 
At 16/2/09 12:52, Anonymous Mariposa said...

I LOVE the bedsocks too...so cute!

Happy Fun Monday...

 
At 16/2/09 14:11, Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

Those bed socks look so warm and comfy!!!

Happy Fun Monday.

 
At 16/2/09 14:22, Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Sock it to me!

 
At 16/2/09 15:48, Blogger SwampAngel65 said...

Wow, free socks from airlines??? I never knew any of them did that. Then again, I haven't flown commercial in close to 20 years, so I'm sure there's alot I don't know about!

And do not throw out your old comfy clog-things! Around the house, comfort is the most important thing and if they're comfy, then KEEP THEM...paint splotches and all!

 
At 16/2/09 16:29, Blogger Faye said...

First Chris, thanks for sharing your vacation photos from Ireland--makes all us wannabe Irish homesick! And, Embee--nice touch guy--what a sentimental, unexpected Valintine's gift for your sweetie!

About those bedsocks--I'm not a knitter, but I found this great blog that has wonderful knitting patterns--very unusual designs like a teacup cozy. The woman who writes it is an artist and the blog is just plain cool. Hope my link works:

Homespun Living

 
At 16/2/09 16:54, Blogger Pamela said...

I've seen similar socks to your bed socks on sale at Christmas time -

I haven't knitted since I was in grade school.

 
At 16/2/09 18:13, Blogger Sam said...

how about this website? The whisper ones look snuggly and easy. Well easy for someone who can knit, not for me, obviously.

 
At 16/2/09 18:25, Blogger ChrisB said...

Sam I did see some of those patterns when I was searching but not the Chenille one I might try those.

 
At 16/2/09 18:27, Blogger ChrisB said...

Faye thank you for the link I will take a look.

 
At 16/2/09 20:00, Blogger Jan said...

It's good to be comfortable, especially at home. I never heard of free socks from an airline!

 
At 16/2/09 20:26, Blogger Junebug said...

I'd forgotten about flight socks! I have a pair somewhere for memories.

 
At 16/2/09 20:33, Blogger Sabrina said...

The bed socks look wonderful on a cold night! I don't think I'd ever take them off!

 
At 16/2/09 21:35, Blogger Ari_1965 said...

I've never seen those flight socks before. I did once get a free package of condoms on a flight to Thailand.

 
At 16/2/09 22:06, Anonymous Karmyn R said...

I've never seen bedsocks before - except for baby booties (which look quite similar).

I have some fluffy pink socks too - and they are cozy warm.

 
At 16/2/09 23:01, Blogger Beccy said...

Oh those chenille socks look lovely...hint hint!

 
At 16/2/09 23:37, Blogger BS said...

Have no shame in wearing the last ones you showed - the worn ones are the best and like you, I would not throw them out.

 
At 17/2/09 02:24, Blogger Alison said...

the first socks look very cozy!! I had a pair of bed socks just like that...my Nana knitted them for me!! I wonder what happened to them..

 
At 17/2/09 03:37, Blogger Jo said...

Your footwear around the house has a variety that mine definitely lacks!

 
At 17/2/09 04:37, Anonymous storyteller said...

Methinks if I lived where you do I'd wear similar things on my feet to stay warm ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

 
At 17/2/09 09:25, Blogger karisma said...

Oh you just reminded me of yet another failure of mine lately! I have not forgotten your sock pattern (I have not had time to type it out! Maybe I will just photocopy it and post it! It will probably get there quicker! Sorry! Will try and redeem myself and send it along!) Hugs xxxx

 
At 17/2/09 09:48, Blogger ChrisB said...

Karisima Please don't think I was hinting at you I know just how hectic your household is so please don't worry.

beccy you don't need to hint :)

 
At 17/2/09 22:22, Blogger The Church Lady said...

Those knitted socks are so cute! I have never heard of free flight socks, but then again I have never flown on BA.

 
At 20/2/09 16:00, Blogger elena jane said...

i cannot wear socks when they have holes....i'm weird that way! my boys (and hubby) have no problem with holes tho ;)
i love your slippers. anything comfy (paint splotches or not) are worth keeping! :)

 

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