To be fair, all mens socks feel like that, endless, especially when your knitting the foot, however this pair in particular felt never ending!
That said, at least they were mostly knit on 6.5mm needles! I’d have died if I had to knit them on 3mm… (Pattern is a free Ravelry download Quick Kilt Hose by Jessica Correa)
So, long story short, we picked up some Welly socks for Felix in the Christmas sales, despite being bright pink, both she and Engel love them due to the foldover cuff having kitty ears and cute cat faces…so much so it was insisted that I make Engel his own pair.
Now, after merino-gate (several pairs of merino socks washed on a 60C wash, they came out so small not even a 6 month old Felix could wear them) I had swore never to knit Engel socks again. Or let him wash hand knit socks. However after three months of pestering I broke to make this pair. But I refused to go and but nice new wool, hence the rather crazy blue/yellow/green sock wool used! Also, it’s superwash, so less likely to die in the washing machine. And the pattern is chunky, so a “quick” knit.
Let’s see how long these last, I’ll give it a year and if all’s well, I may just make him another, slightly nicer, pair. We shall wait and see…
Short post this week, have a lot to get in with and a busy week scheduled next week, more revealed next post! And there will be at least two knits to show off then as well!
Have a good weekend all!
Starting total – 576
Wool used – 23 (5 this week! Those socks just ate wool!)
Wool bought – 13
Wool given – 4
Wool gifted – 0
Total – 570 (Hooray!)