Posted by: Mare F | October 29, 2018

Bed socks….for or against?

I admit that making bed socks started as a way to use up some of my worsted stash and possibly to make a few people happier in the dead of winter with warm feet at night, however, last night it became personal. When I woke up 2 1/2 hours after turning out my light with feet that had not yet warmed up I decided it was time to make myself a pair. Now I could have gone downstairs and filled the hot water bottle, oh, why didn’t I think of that earlier, but then I would have been wide awake and that would have defeated (really, no pun intended) the purpose. I just wanted warm feet.



So, now I have to finish a pair that is on the needles (an order for Christmas) and decide which yarn will be my favorite item until April. Do you use bed socks?


  1. I have never been able to sleep with anything on my feet. I don’t know why but even if I start out with socks on at some point I take them off because no matter how cold my feet are I cannot sleep with something on my feet. Would love to be able to learn to crochet some socks just to have to wear as regular socks but not to bed. My aunt recently stopped by to see my mother in the hospital and when I told her I was trying to learn to knit she said if I enjoy crochet more than I should just stick with that. I am giving it serious thought because I just seem to have such a hard time with knitting. I believe I can make things with crochet just as well as knit them so may follow her advice.

    • I don’t wear them all night either, but once my feet get cold I can’t sleep. Don’t make yourself crazy trying to knit. It will either come or it won’t. Just remember you are supposed to be enjoying it for the most part.

  2. I don’t like to sleep with anything on my feet, either. But you have a point about warming them up before turning the lights out!

    • And I often find myself a few hours later with a foot hanging out from under the covers because my feet are too warm. Funny how that works!

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