It’s been nearly 2 years since I knit Dale a pair of socks – the last ones I made for him were finished in January 2009. What kind of wife and knitter am I?
I’m the kind who rectifies a situation when she realizes that socks are overdue, that’s who.
The yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy and I love using it for Man Socks because it’s a generous skein and I don’t have to worry about running out.
The whole time I was knitting them I was thinking they were brown. And they are – but there are so many other beautiful colors, too. Light browns and tans and blues and reds and even a bit of rosy pink.
I made a nice deep 2×2 ribbed cuff so they will stay up. Ribbed for his pleasure. Heh.
And I made a slip 1/knit 1 heel so that they are comfortable to wear, whether he’s stacking firewood or driving the school bus or hiking in the woods.
Man Socks take a while to knit and that makes them a slog but Dale loves to wear them and that’s motivation enough for me.
Well. It’s motivation every 2 years, anyway.