Socks Made On 88

Socks Made On 88
Socks Made On 88

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Our Comin' Ashore Boot Socks

This is a custom order for a customer of ours.  I have called them Thigh Highs in the past, but they could be taller in that case.  They are definitely taller than knee highs. MrB calls them our "Comin' Ashore Boot Socks"  so now that name is going to stick!  They were cranked from Opal Rainforest 10, Borneo, Ricky.  They turned out very nice and I am sure L will be very pleased with them.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada!

Next Market appearance for Socks Made On 88 will be October 25, 2014. November market stints will be November 8th and November 22, 2014. You can always check our website under the "market" button for the current market schedule, which is updated frequently!

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Kitcherner Status? Queen no.... but maybe Princess!

The other day MrB called me the "Kitchener Queen", and I do not think that I rate that status yet, but that perhaps I am working towards the status of Princess! LOL  

This did, though urge me to tally up approximately how many pairs of socks that I have kitchenered to date.  I say approximately as in the early stages of recording it was not completely accurate, as we were not selling socks, but giving them away to family and keeping them for ourselves first to test them out.

Since MrB first started practicing after receiving the CSM just before Christmas 2011 and now, my calculations are that I have kitchenered 714 pairs of socks times two = 1428 socks + 1 single sock for a replacement that a dog chewed gives a total of 1429 socks.  That is sweet to know as I really did not have any idea of what the total would be. 

We sell our socks on a small scale at a market mainly for our enjoyment and to have a project ongoing to keep us occupied and fulfilled doing something we both love to do!

Saturday, 27 September 2014


Cheers to all of our "Socks Made On 88" customers and 
Cheers to all of you, who follow my blog!


Loving the Beach and What we do!

Not very often I come to my blog and not post a picture of a pair of socks.  Today is an exception, as we visited one of our favourite Beaches yesterday. It was a very beautiful sunshiny day, September 26, 2014 in our little part of the world. So I wanted to share one beach photo I took.  And although I did not need socks on, as I wore flip flops so that I could put my feet easily in the ocean. MrB, however, did have on a flashy pair of Good Karma socks. 

And today, yet another beautiful afternoon to come.  Plan to sit out in the backyard and sip some wine later, just because :-)  But I do plan to lift my glass and cheer all our wonderful customers.  We just surpassed our two year mark, attending the market we call "HOME".

We have enjoyed this journey to date and look forward to several more years of doing what MrB and I love to do.  The forecast for the remainder of 2014 and 2015 and beyond is a 100% chance of Cranking!

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Kitchenering like Crazy!

I have been kitchenering non-stop!  Kitchenering as not working in the kitchen, but grafting sock toes shut.  I went away for a few days to attend my grandson's 1st Birthday.  I came back and MrB had gotten to his stock pile cranking agenda for the Christmas Season.  We are on the ball for the upcoming months. Hurray!

It's always nice too to say that we appreciate our repeat customers!
At our last market we had plenty of sales and the majority of those sales were our returning customers.  Thanks again and we are ever so happy that you are enjoying your "Socks Made On 88" sock pairs.  

Happy Fall to All ~ MsB

Wednesday, 10 September 2014


Roses blooming at our house and Socks blooming too, just in time for our next Market Saturday, September 20, 2014. 

Thanks to our customers of the last market of Sept 6th.  We are now back to twice monthly attendances for September, and onward twice monthly now until the end of April!

Remember to check our website if you need to see the exact dates that we will be at The Historic Famers Market, before venturing out for your market needs.

It is now Sock Season and Christmas gift shopping will be coming up before you know it also. Our socks are sold by your shoe size so knowing your loved one's shoe size is advantageous when purchasing socks from 
Socks Made On 88 !