I made these.
I got the idea a year ago (wow was it that long?), about 2 weeks after I started knitting. You can read about it here. (I was so young and innocent then, and bless their hearts for not laughing at me!)
So I stashed those 3 skeins of Sisu for a while, lah de dah de dah, until I’d made a few other pairs of socks and felt like doing some in st st land (mental note: WTF was I thinking?!).
Then, back in March, I saw Jessie’s socks, and fell in love with the wide band at the top of the leg idea. So I added that to my mental assemblage.
And now, I can’t stop looking at them. Because finally, my new knitter-ly dreams have been realized. And since I first started knitting a year ago–in fact, since I first started knitting *socks* 6 months ago–I’ve come so far and learned so much. And even though now I can whip out complicated lace and cables like nobody’s business, there’s something to be said about a sock that is just smooth, simple, and basic. And they really don’t come more basic than these, do they?
::yawn:: Big gray man socks, for big (not gray) man feet.
But really though, I do like them. And Jeff likes them, which is the most important thing They’re the first socks I’ve ever made him.
And the On Your Toes has been delightful–I love the aloe vera!
Jeff says that I can make his next pair with a ribbed leg–I’m thinking 3×1. You tell me: is 7″ of ribbing better, or worse than 7″ of stockinette? Aye, there’s one for the ages…