Dad's Plan B Socks
Socks for Dad
Originally uploaded by Affiknitty.
Again, you'll have to trust me that this sock has a mate. It was gifted to my dad on Christmas.
Pattern: Just basic ribbed socks
Yarn: Cascade Pastazza, a little less than 2 skeins
Needles: Knit Picks Options Circulars, size US 5
Thoughts: These started out as Log Cabin socks, but that plan was abandoned. Frankly, I found knitting that pattern with this yarn--the recommended yarn, no less--rather unpleasant. So I ripped back and knit just plain old ribbed socks, the knitting equivalent of comfort food.
I cast on 48 sts, worked a 2x2 rib for about 6 inches, did a traditional heel flap, knit the foot for about 7.75 inches, then did a decreased toe. They fit my dad perfectly; he wears a size 8.5 shoe.
I am also frogging the Manos So-Called Scarf. I just don't like the way the edges look--mine are distinctly wonky. Plus, I don't find the pattern all that enjoyable to knit. One of my knitting resolutions for 2007 may be to remember that I do this for FUN.
Thanks for all the nice comments about the Fetching gloves. Between the holidays and other assorted stresses, I have fallen way behind on email and blog reading. I hope you all had lovely holidays.
Labels: My Passion for Socks