Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wedding Socks made by Great-Great Grandmother Angeline

These socks were knitted by my Great-Great Grandmother Angeline Snipes and were worn in her wedding August 7, 1855. These socks amaze me. I am going to post below a sock that I just finished this morning and it was knitted on a size 3 needle. The wedding socks above must have been done on a size one. My cousin said that she probably raised the cotton and she spun the cotton to make the thread. She did the heel flap, gusset, and the Kitchener stitch just like I do mine today. She even knitted her initials AS into the sock.
My sock is done with four size 3 needles. I used Red Heart - Heart & Sole with Aloe. I worked from the basic sock pattern in Learn To Knit Socks by Edie Eckman.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Our Vegetable Garden in December 2009

We are so proud of this garden. They were the most perfect small heads of cabbage. I steamed some to eat with fried cornbread and made slaw with others. The brocolli was so good and tender. We ate some of the brocolli and I froze the rest. We had never had these vegetables from our back yard before and I hope that it will not be the last.