Pattern: Boyfriend Socks by Alice Bell
Yarn: mystery alpaca yarn
Needles: US 1
I am a sweater knitter, as I'm sure I've mentioned before. I tried to talk John into letting me make him a sweater, but he doesn't wear them. He's very athletic and always hot, so he has no need for them, even in a bitter Midwest winter. I finally talked him into a pair of socks after one of the ladies I knit with on Thursday nights at my local yarn shop gave me a few skeins of sock yarn she had begun to make a vest with. I chose the pattern because I liked it a lot more than the standard ribbed sock we are always knitting our men. It was kind of a pain in the end, but so rewarding! He loves them and can't wait to wear them this winter.
John's complaint with the first try (there were three, the third was successful) was that the top of the foot was too tight, so I had to add a gusset. I don't have enough sock experience to know how to do that, so I faked it, but it worked. It looks wonky on the limp sock, but when he wears it, it's great! I promised him a pair of less formal socks. They'll likely be from the same yarn since I have so much of it. I don't want to say I've caught the sock bug, but I certainly appreciate socks more than I used to. Next week I'll show you my incredibly long Fomalhauts and maybe I'll have a new sweater started for WIP Wednesday.
I know I promised John would post about his fish last week. I take the blame for that because I was moving (pretty much done now, yay!) and was too busy/lazy to transfer pictures to his computer. :) We'll move my pictures of the fish from my computer to his this weekend. He got a shipment of beautiful angels yesterday that I know he's eager to share. :)
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