I want to tell you how much I love my Newfoundland thrummed socks. I feel the cold terribly, and am always looking for the best way to keep my feet warm. Our old farmhouse, while snug, has old wooden floors that can be a bit cold. Thrummed socks are just about the warmest thing I own.
Thrum knitting is a Newfoundland tradition, their answer for sheepskin slippers. Thrums are whisps of unspun fleece that are knit into the inside, creating a cocoon of fluffy wool. Oh, so toasty! My photo shows one sock turned inside out to reveal the thrums. You can have thrummed hats and mitts too. Yarn Harlot has photos showing how to knit thrums into socks.
Here is a free knitting pattern for Newfoundland thrummed socks. You can find a pattern for mittens as well.
If you don’t knit, like me, you can buy thrummed socks at the Craft Council Shop in St. John’s. I highly recommend them.
Here is my husband shovelling out from today's blizzard.