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This was in a
newsletter I had written back in January of 1999 for
CraftMallUsa. I think I
bought them at a craft show. I try not to use
Author Unknown poems anymore, but apparently back then I did. Does
anyone know this author?!?!? Thanks.
Sock Long Johns:
These only use two pairs of men's white long "crew top" socks and five
buttons. Look at the picture of front. The front is one pair of socks sewn
together side by side. Begin about one inch from the "crew top" (legs) and
hand stitch together using a hidden stitch. Stop stitching about 1" from other
end (neckline). Look at the picture of back and lay other pair side by side on top
of front pair, about 1-1/2" up from the split. The toes become the
cheeks! Fold the top of the socks over at an angle to become the arms as shown in
picture. Sew together down the sides, around the toes (cheeks) and up the middle
back. Sew three buttons down the front and two on the back "cheek flaps"
as shown. Attach the following poem.
I bought you these long johns,
Was sure that they would fit.
I threw them in the washer,
Found out they shrunk a bit.
So if you snip off all the buttons
And pull out all the stitches,
You'll gain two pair of warm socks,
But lose your pair of long britches!