Monday, October 01, 2012

Ginormous Man Socks

Every year, I head to the Women’s College World Series with a plain vanilla sock plan. Most years, it’s too damn hot to even think about knitting, and I barely get a few stitches in.

This year, it was in the 50s in Oklahoma City in June. I was freezing, and knitting was helpful in many ways. Since I married a man who wears a US 11.5 wide, there was lots of knitting to be done, both at the WCWS and as I walked the floor at TNNA. The Hubster got a new pair of socks out of the bargain.


I used my favorite toe, a garter toe.


New Pathways heels are also my favorites. If you’re going to knit a gigantic sock, twice, then dammit you should do your favorite things. Especially when the recipient won’t wear colors.


I made the legs fairly tall, and increased a bit so they wouldn’t be overly tight on his calves. They took a while, but overall, I’d say they were a win.


So, now, my super-awesome husband has TWO pairs of handknit socks. Go, me.


Softball Socks 2012 
Pattern: Riverbed Master from New Pathways for Sock Knitters 
Yarn: Socks that Rock Mediumweight 
Color: Korppi 
Quantity: I used two skeins, one for each sock. Had leftovers on both. 
Needles: US 2/2.75mm for feet, US2.5/3.0mm for legs 
Started: 1 June 2012 
Finished: 13 July 2012