Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New Socks

I was digging around in the closet, trying to purge a few things (he he he! What Big doesn't know won't hurt him right?) and I found these.   The first (and only) pair of socks I made for Big!   I made these socks for him almost 3 years ago..... guess he loved them huh?  See the heels & toes.... yep those are holes.  B I G holes.  I don't even think darning would save these poor ol' socks....
Big wore these all the time, but  I'm not quite sure how I managed to not notice that his toes and his heels were sticking out.  Maybe I was just happy that he obviously loved them because I made them and was able to ignore the white heels & toes?   Beats me... but I don't think there is any saving these.

See that big hole?   Both socks are in rough shape so I guess it's time for new socks. 

Did I tell you how much I don't like to make socks? Yeah.... that whole pair thing gets me every stinkin' time!
Anyway... seeing how much he obviously loved these socks I decided to make another pair (ugh.. that means 2 doesn't it) for Big!  Our anniversary is in 2 weeks so I'm trying to get them done before that... and hopefully he will be back by then to wear these!!  So happy anniversary and warm toes to Big!! Let's hope I get them done... yes! I said T H E M!
Sock #1!!  Heel flap and heel are done... getting ready to turn the heel and start on the instep!  I was worried that I wouldn't have enough yarn so I made them super short! Bootee socks?!!  I've had this yarn in my stash for who knows how long!! It's a worsted weight, washable - probably acrylic something or other!  The pattern is from

Eye of Partridge Heel - slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch on right side rows and then slip 1st stitch and purl across on wrong side rows. Supposed to make it so it wears a little better! Hope so!! These should wear at least as long as the other pair... the worsted weight is heavier than the sock yarn for one thing!!

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