Boat Sock with Peep Lace Project
I work in a cube farm. There is no dress code that I’m aware of, although it seems for the most part to be dress casual. For me, I feel most professional, and comfortable, in slacks, reasonable heels, and a nice shirt.
Being no fashionista, little things throw me, like what to wear on my feet with my shoes. Summer is easy when you’re wearing nice open shoes that don’t require socks or stockings. Wintertime has always been a mystery to me. “Socks, Stupid. You wear socks,” would seem to be the obvious answer, but again, being no fashionista, sometimes socks with heels just doesn’t look right, and I don’t like bare feet in closed shoes. If anyone thinks for one second that I might consider wearing hose or tights — oh, good lord no. Just wrap me in rubber bands. Several years ago I discovered trouser socks, which I really liked. My husband, however, really didn’t, nor did my toenails, which regularly shreds anything hose-like. There is also, of course, the footie, but I’m not 98 years old and I think footies look positively orthopedic.
I’m a new fan of Pinterest and have many projects pinned. I also get the proverbial bee in my bonnet. A couple of days ago I ran across this single picture that went nowhere. Absolutely no link whatsoever to where you might buy these adorable “boat” socks with the lace peep. The solution to my winter shoe dilemma was before me and I couldn’t find them anywhere. I want THESE.
Operating under the “If you can’t find it, make it” rule of life, brought me to today’s bee in the bonnet.
I did a lot of searching and I found a tutorial with a pattern for making your own standard lace boat socks. Unfortunately after cutting out the first pair, it was obvious the pattern, although sized for women’s 8-9 US, was much, much too small. Even with 20% stretch lace, there was no way this pattern was going to fit my size 7-1/2 (US) foot. I also noticed that the shape was far too square for my liking and created corners that I thought would bunch up under my foot. I’m certainly no princess, but I was having visions of rocks in my shoes. With some scaling and redesign, I came up with my own PeepsPattern that I’m sharing here.
So here’s how you do it.
Wash and you’re done!
Adjust the pattern for your foot size, and to raise or lower the location of the peep on your foot. Don’t forget to adjust the elastic as well as you make changes. Have fun!
Props to my hubby who helped redraw my crude hand drawn pattern using Adobe Illustrator (I’m a Corel person, I don’t have a clue howto work Illustrator). He helped critique, and is absolutely mortified I resorted to using HTML tables to organize the instructions. Sorry Sweetie, it’s been too long.
And next time I’ll let him take the pictures.