John likes socks. He wears his handknit socks year-round, so it is a pleasure to knit them for him. I started these in Ann Budd’s Diagonal Rib sock pattern from 25 Favorite Socks. It’s a man’s sock pattern, and I chose a nice semi-solid brown called Black Olive from Ellyn Cooper’s Yarn Sonnets. Halfway into the foot on this cuff down sock, I realized they did not look like they would fit him. We tried. They didn’t.
Rather than rip and restart, he suggested that I just finish them and wear them myself. They fit me, so that’s what I did. The next pair will certainly be for him, but for now, I’m enjoying these. I wore them yesterday for our first cool fall day.