Dads socks are too big! Can you believe it? They don't fit him...these monsters that I frogged back Three Times to make sure they were almost perfect were too BIG. Oh well, Now I have made JOHN two things :-)
Today is Johns Birthday...no nemesis. To be truthful, I didn't even try to finish it. The socks are good enough :-)
Okay, Okay, here is the story behind dad's socks. I was so worried that I was going to make them too small that I intentionally made them a little large. Well, I made them out of Cascade 220 Peruvian Wool which the LYS lady said would make a nice thick sock. I CA 82 stitches, which according to my gauge swatch was enough for the size I wanted to make. I worked a 1 and a half inch k2p2 rib then I worked a pattern stitch of K2P2 row and a K row. I thought this made a nice pattern and still some nice give to the sock. My dad has a size 14 foot and so does John so I constantly tried the socks on him to make sure they were not too big or too small. So, I finished the socks and had John model them for me.
They look good right? Take a closer look. The design was really nice I must say. Very masculine.
Yep, those of you who know what is coming next most likely have made this mistake on your time too...They Felted.