Thursday, December 28, 2006

Giant socks

I love my husband. He has big feet. I love him anyway, however, when I get the loving urge to knit him a pair of socks, I should realize knitting two size 14s are like 3 regular socks. His feet are 12 inches long.


This is sock number 1. Yes, three days late for xmas, and he does have two feet, so I have to start another one soon.

Trouble is it is black. I don't see well, especially at night, so I have to knit them in the daytime. In good lighting. The sun is shining right now, but I'm blogging so Tracy will have something to read, and to prove that I did actually finish the first one.

Since it is black, my dear readers, you can't see that there is a nice row of cables up each side of this sock. And for you technical people out there with loved ones with size 14 feet, it is made with Knitpicks Gloss (wool/silk) one skein (I bought extra in case), size 1 needles, 72 stitches around (socks for me are usually 64).

When it is too dark to knit this baby, I have been knitting on my Lucy sock. I have now completed my first ever short row heel since I'm trying them toe up. Santa brought me the prettiest Socks that Rock (Rocktober colorway) and I'm anxious to start those.

More pictures next time.


Anonymous said...

I knew that some day people would talk about the size of my appendages on the internet.

Pat said...

I love the "anonymous" poster! Who could that be?
I'm very glad my husband has size 7 1/2 feet....all I have to do is add an inch to the foot and make them a little wider (or hope they stretch like these last ones) and they are his! Isn't the Knitpicks Gloss wonderfully soft and silky???
PS - your Santa quilt is adorable.

Tracylinney said...

Okay, the "mini" Naughty Knitters meeting today had a GREAT TIME discussing the "appendages" remark from Mr. (we won't mention any names here) anonymous----VERY AMUSING SIR. you should consider adding comments to the blog more regularly--Happy Almost New Year