Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Socks for my Husband

My husband has been wanting me to knit him some socks. At the beginning of the year, he even picked out the yarn! A couple of days ago, I cast on thinking how great it was that my knitting skills were going to yield such a great pair of socks for him. He tried them on. Too big, he says. So I start over. Yesterday after getting about 4 or 5 inches on the needles, I had him try them on again. Remember Cinderella and the evil stepsister who insisted the glass slipper fit her? Yep, that was my husband last night. He INSISTED that the sock was going to fit him when it was very obvious that it wasn't going too. He was tugging so hard that I actually thought it was going to pop a hole. No amount of wiggling and squirming was going to get that sock around his heel. None. He, however, left the room insisting that the sock was going to be just fine.

Today, I am left with this:

I added 8 more stitches and started over. I feel good about it.


Ria said...

Thank goodness my husband insists I can knit anything for anybody except him. Says if I want to knit for him I also have to bowl with him! No thank you (he's an over 200 bowler, my i get all happy if I hit 100).

Ria (tonyfan20 on Ravelry)

Susan said...

Three times a charm they say. Good luck with the socks, the yarn looks great. And thanks for your nice comment on my blog!

Knit Kimber Knit said...

Lovely pile of yarn vomit there. Men can be so picky. I think this time thye will come out perfect and if he doesnt like them, give them to one of your handsome sons.

Ps, I am very proud of your blog!

yarnpiggy said...

Welcome to the blogosphere! I'm a new blogger, too.

Your banner photo looks familiar; that isn't the top-down, garter-ridge baby raglan cardigan by Carole Barenys, by any chance, is it? I'm working on one now. :-)

Shevon said...

Very pretty "guy" yarn, love the colors, what is it?

My husband is doing the same thing with a pair of Arrrgyle socks I'm knitting for him - they're cutting off circulation in his calf and he says "socks are supposed to be tight". At least in my case it's just because he wants them done.