Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bob's Socks

I've been knitting socks for years and whenever I've asked my husband if he'd like a pair, he's always said no. Until a few weeks ago. When I told Esther, one of my knitting friends that I was going to make Bob a pair of socks, his first ever hand-knit socks, she insisted that I accept 2 skeins of sock yarn from her stash. She said I'd be doing her a favor!  How could I refuse? Thank you for the yarn, Esther. Bob was happy with the colors in it.

I fiddled with the numbers of stitches until I finally came up with the correct cast on and a stretchy rib/seed stitch. He has a very high instep and I wanted to be sure he could get the socks on easily as I know he’d never wear them otherwise. I’m so happy they came out well and they FIT him!
Now, we’ll see if he ever wears them. His usual sock of choice is the nylon men’s dress socks.

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