More Socks and Some Bagels Too

I have been having way too much fun the past few days making more socks.  My latest experiments involve cotton and a microfine lycra thread.

 

When the cotton and lycra are knit together they make a tighter sock.  Once the sock is off the machine, it’s stretchy but it’s not until you steam the lycra that the magic happens.

This picture was taken before the sock was steamed:

It measures at 8 3/4 inches long.  Once steam is applied, the lcyra shrinks and pulls all the yarns together.

It shrank to 7 1/2 inches.  After a trip through the washer and dryer (on “normal” cycles)

PERFECT!  They are cushy and a bit snug, but not so snug they cut off your circulation.

 

Friday was bread baking day for the weekend.  Two loaves of bread and some apple cinnamon bagels that were perfect for Saturday’s breakfast.

A great way to use up some of those dehydrated apples from a few weeks ago.  If you are interested in the recipe, let me know and I will be glad to post it.  Our family really enjoys home made bagels.