My grandma’s handmade socks

I finally got to knit a pair of toe up socks in the magic loop method. This blog, Come to Silver had the best tutorial I could find. Thanks! It was great because I didn’t waste a single bit of yarn and I only used one needle for the two socks. She likes them a lot even though they aren’t perfect. It is wabi-sabi right? She used to embroider and make kimonos. She is quite crafty. Maybe that is where I get it from?

In case you aren’t familiar with wabi sabi aesthetic, this is from Wikipedia.

“Wabi-sabi (?) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance oftransience. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent and incomplete”.[1] It is a concept derived from the Buddhist assertion of the Three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin?), specificallyimpermanence (無常 mujō?).

Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetryasperity, simplicity, modesty, intimacy and the suggestion of natural processes.”




2 thoughts on “My grandma’s handmade socks

  1. I actually just recently discovered wabi-sabi and wow it’s kind of everything I aspire to! Just started reading a book about it.

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