The Christmas crafting rush has begun, and although I have about a million projects lined up, I can only work on one at a time. Actually, I should only work on one at a time, but that rarely happens. I’m hoping that by keeping a blog such as this with detailed progress, I’ll be more inclined to stay monogamous to my projects.
I decided it would probably be best to hit the ground running, so I chose to tackle my most time-consuming project first. My mom told me that my dad has been complaining about how cold his feet get during the winter (why this came up during the summer, I don’t know), so I decided to make him a nice pair of wool socks. My dad has exceptionally large feet (which I managed to inherit), so I picked a pattern that required thicker yarn and needles than is usual for socks. The finished socks will be quite simple, but they’ll serve their purpose.
The pattern I’m using is called Men’s Socks, and it appears to be written for men with large feet. (I say “appears” because what was considered large in 1936 varies greatly from what we consider to be large today.) I’m using Knit Picks Stroll Sport Sock Yarn in “Jack Rabbit.” (As a warning for those interested in trying this particular yarn, I was suprised at the thickness of this yarn once I got it in my grubby little hands. It’s almost what I’d consider a worsted weight yarn.) I ordered 5 skeins, and I sure hope that’s enough.
I haven’t gotten too far in my progress, but I did complete the first ribbed cuff last night. I have elected to knit 3 inches of ribbing as opposed to the 5 suggested in the pattern, and instead of using a basic 1×1 rib, I chose to use twisted ribbing instead. (Twisted ribbing looks much neater in my opinion.)
So here’s my little tube. It may be small, but it’s a start. I can’t wait to finish!