A crochet hodge podge

Today was one of those days where I did everything and nothing, and instead of being able to focus on one thing, I found myself working on a veritable hodge podge of nearly complete projects.

Last July, inspired by fellow raverler, Jennifer Wayland, I made my first chair leg socks for the chairs in my kitchen which made horrendous screeching noises whenever they were moved across the floor.

Since then, a dog has been added to the household, and I find that there is more vacuuming to be done which, in turn, necessitates more moving of chairs to get at that hair. As three of the chairs still lacked chair-leg socks, the number of floor screeches has also increased.

In an effort to ameliorate the cleaning noise situation, I started my crochet day by finishing work on a dozen chair leg socks to cover the chair legs still in need of them so that the kitchen chairs would glide across the floor as I moved them to vacuum up the dog and cat hair that proliferates at my house.

Here is a group photo of the chair leg socks:

A dozen crochet chair leg socks that were part of the day's crochet hodge podge
A dozen crochet chair leg socks that were part of the day’s crochet hodge podge

and here is a photo of a chair leg sock in situ

crochet sock for a chair leg
A crochet chair leg sock, ready for action

With the chair leg socks finally completed, I moved on and attempted to line the crocheted hobo bag I made using Dao Lam’s design. While nothing went “wrong,” nothing went quickly, and by the time I had to take my son to his trumpet lesson, I had only gotten this far:

crochet hobo bag with fabric lining
My crochet hobo bag to be and the future lining of the hobo-bag-to-be

Needing something to keep me occupied during my son’s lesson, I grabbed the Little Boy Blue blanket and spent the 45 minutes of my son’s lesson adding a few more of the small squares to the border and weaving in ends:

blue crochet squares crochet baby blanket
I make excruciatingly modest progress on the Little Boy Blue blanket

I know that at some point, my efforts will result in a finished project, but for the time being, I have to content myself with the process and not worry too much about the progress.

Related blog post: So you want to make a fitted chair leg sock?

14 thoughts on “A crochet hodge podge

  1. Hi,
    love the chair leg sock idea. Could you post the instructions?
    Love from Germany!

  2. I love the chair leg socks – and especially that yours are petit little anklets. I also have found that when I am in that murky time of process vs. progress, I have to control the impulse to start a whole new project (that temporary “sugar-jolt-high” that seems to come with each new idea, new yarn

  3. Love the idea but in MY house with dog and cat hair, it would just catch around the chair leg socks and make it worse!

  4. LOVE the chair legs socks, I have made lots of them but none are as nice as yours!!! Could you email me the pattern? Would be truly grateful!! Have a great day!

  5. Love the chair socks! What a great idea!! Would you mind sharing your pattern with me also? Thank you so much. 🙂

  6. I also like the chair leg socks. My late aunt used to knit them in black, but I like the more neutral color (which would go with hard wood floors).

  7. Happy Holidays,
    Did anyone get the instructions for the chair socks? or made up your own
    pleaseeee! do the email.

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