It’s been a crazy house around here. But I’ve kept myself from going bananas by knitting on some socks for the Mister.
It’s actually his birthday. But I’m knitting wool socks anyway, lol!
Truth is, we didn’t get to go away for a break for his birthday like we had wanted to do. The kids had so much to do this weekend! Boy Child was being honored at his school’s annual sports banquet. Yesterday, he received a Coach’s Award and was mentioned for being inducted into the National Junior Honor Society this past week. I was a proud mama!
Girl child, on the other hand, participated in University of Delaware’s Blue And Gold Buddy Walk today with her buddy (her older cousin). She’s a big mess, but I am proud of her too! No other kid can give Dennis the Menace such a run for his money as mine can! In fact, while I was preparing to go, I had to step into the ladies room for a moment. Three minutes later, when I came out, she was in the bed peering at me from under the blankets. The first words I got out of my mouth were, “What did you do?” She blinked. I went back toward the bathroom to turn the light off when I caught a glimpse of the shades in her brother’s room. Somehow they had crashed down onto his bed below. Mmmhmmm. She’s a hot mess! LOL!
Back to the socks…
I’m using the Bigfoot Socks pattern* by Jen Showalter. It features a stretchy Norwegian Cast On and ribbing.
My husband wears a size 13 shoe so I thought that he would like it. But as I was knitting, I kept thinking, “That can’t be right. It’s so big!” It looked like a clown sock for clown shoes! Well, the proof is in the pudding…
Here he is, doing what he does best in the sun room, lol!
Meh. He deserves it. But look at the size of that sock! It is no small feat knitting for that thing, that’s for sure! It takes me three days to knit the average pair of socks in the periphery of my days. It took me three days to knit just one of these socks. Holy Moley!
If you are wondering what the white yarn is from, it’s waste yarn for keeping track of distances between parts of the sock. It’s not unlike a note for when I make the next sock.
When I could see that that sock fit him, I was floored. Incredible. Bigfoot, indeed.
There was more on that support spindle than I thought. I used an Andean Plying Bracelet to ply this. But I had to dash off to cook up some dinner. So this is as far as I got.
I have so much to get done now (insert super whiny voice here). I wanted to spin on my wheel for a bit. But the opportunity didn’t really present itself. Still, we got to spend some time together as a family and that’s what counts.
What a wonderful start to the week! 🙂
*Please note that if you try this pattern, I found that on the first row of turning the heel, my numbers worked out better if I slipped the first stitch and then knit the 18 as directed. So the row to adjust would be Row 1 (RS): Sl1, K18, pm (for magic loop), k2, ssk, k1, turn.