Back when I hadn’t been knitting socks very long, after much whining from Vince about not having any handmade socks, I decided to knit a pair for him. The pattern I was using for all my socks, and still use for most of my socks, was Classic Socks for the Family. I love that pattern. It includes lots of sizes and directions for several weights of yarn. It does include a man’s size but after a few pairs of socks under my belt, I figured I could just wing it. Oh, goodness . . I still don’t do so great just winging it.
I figured . . just make it a little wider and a little longer and it would be a perfect fit for Vince. I knitted and knitted . . and knitted and knitted.
It is truly a giant sock! Vince barely choked back laughter when I showed it to him. I knew it looked a little bit but dang it . . his foot is big! Just not that big. I kept the sock but, as you might imagine, I never knitted the mate.
As we talk about clutter and getting rid of things, why have I kept this big sock for 10+ years? I don’t know. It makes me laugh. It stays in the drawer with my socks but it’s buried rather deeply in the drawer. As I was digging for socks to pack for my trip . . that’s how I found it.
Vince asked why I keep it. I shouldn’t but I can’t get rid of it.