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.
It’s almost Christmas! Hang that stocking by the chimney with care!
Linda in NE says
Big Foot sock! 🙂
It would make a great sock puppet! Add some button eyes.
Stephani in N. TX says
I knit my husband an all-over pattern ski sweater while he was in Vietnam, his sister showed me how. It came out too big in the middle. I saved it for at least 20 years and then sent it away. Little did I know that when he quit smoking years ago, that he would gain weight around the middle and the sweater would probably have fit just right. Not that that sock is ever going to fit but it’s a great knitting story.
I had the same idea as Sandy, it’s a christmas stocking!
It’s a reminder of something. And it tickles your funny bone. It was a nice yarn color combination, though. =)
Nelle Coursey says
I still have my “big” sock too!! LOL Guess it is a reminder to not do that again! LOL
Kay L Ford-Sollimo says
How about ribbing it out and use the yarn to make a pair forsomeone with smaller feet? Recycle that yarn!