I bet you gave up on me.
I talked and talked about the emergency sock kits, and then there was utter silence. As I've said, there's been a lot going on here and .... well, let's put it this way. Wielding a rotary cutter isn't always the best idea at times.
Speaking of rotary cutters, the downside to sewing is that its absolutely impossible to use a rotary cutter when tired, after your first glass of wine, or when circumstances aren't absolutely right. Too much caffeine can be a problem too. This (especially the latter) has limited my sewing time severely.
I've found that I love the choosing and cutting fabrics part of the work. The sewing is a pain [must get a better chair]. I save the handwork for evenings with the family. My entire house is a disaster because there are piles of fabric everywhere - just like the good old days. The funniest part is that every time Alice is around the kits, she climbs on things just to go and play with the fabric. She also loves to pull the needle out of my hand when I'm doing handsewing - I honestly think she remembers when I used to sew constantly. Very cute.
Okay, so here goes. I've made some of the kits to sell. They're a lot of work. The one I timed from start to finish took almost three hours. Of course I'm doing production sewing and cutting, but there's still a lot of handwork in them. I've made a photo album in the sidebar with the kits that are available for sale. I'll mark them as sold when I get an email from someone saying that they want that particular kit. I'll add more as I get them finished (there are a ton of them cut out).
Specifics - the prices are $45 including shipping in the US (unless otherwise marked). If you order more than one the second one is $40. Kits do not come fully loaded - you fill them with what you need for your sock knitting. All close with snap closures attached to a flap on the outside. Dimensions are 7" x 9", which will hold a dpn up to 8" long. Bindings are doublefold with mitred corners, hand appliqued on the outside. Fabrics are all 100% cotton, they're lined with cotton batting, and 100% cotton thread was used for all of the sewing.