FO Friday: Dad’s 2019 Christmas Socks

I have to be honest. I didn’t think these socks would ever be finished.  These were started in FEBRUARY. I knit a whole sock only to find out that it was insanely too big. I ripped back and started over. I knit these traveling, in hospitals and traveled miles and miles in my purse. DK weight socks shouldn’t take eight months but they are DONE now!!

Pattern: My own toe up vanilla sock “recipe” and afterthought heel for a US Men 13 foot. This is a DK weight yarn so I used a 64 stitch count

Yarn: Viking of Norway Aurora self-striping

Needles: US 3s

The hubby tried these on for me since my Dad wasn’t around. He thinks they are a little loose around the ankles. But Dad likes his cuffs to be on the shorter side a little looser in case he wants to scrunch them down inside his boots. I ended up using roughly 303 yards or 111 grams of yarn and did not need contrasting yarn for the heels.

I wish I had more to say about these socks. But honestly I’m just happy they are done and ready for the gift box. I was ready for this point. But now I don’t have a sock on the needles and I’m at a bit of a loss to know what I want to pick up next??

I have a couple of sock tubes in the stash but also a ton of great sock yarn just waiting to be socks. Do I make shorties or do I make more traditional sized socks? I think I have analysis paralysis, lol.

Happy Knitting!!

5 thoughts on “FO Friday: Dad’s 2019 Christmas Socks

  1. I’m happy for you that you’ve finished them! And, they look great. I hope your dad loves them!
    Go sock yarn stash diving, find something that looks nice AND feels nice… maybe a friend or a cousin needs to feel extra kindness or comfort which hand-knit socks could bring? I am unable to do socks well, so far, and WISH a relative or close friend knitted them as I’d even pay for the yarn if they’d make a pair for me.

    I think the yarn, recipient, and height (ankle, low calf, etc) will speak to you- yes, corny but true. 🙂

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