Over the past nine years – it’s coming up for my nine year anniversary of learning how to knit socks next month! – I’ve knitted several pairs of socks for Mr B. I’ve found twenty in my Flickr album, but there are probably more, not least his first ever socks which I knitted pre-blogging when I didn’t really bother taking photos of every single bit of knitting I did (nope, don’t understand what I was thinking either!).
Despite the fact he has UK size 11 feet, knitting his socks isn’t that much of a slog. I like the fact that they’re the one knitted item that he will actually wear, and they also make the perfect present because they do take a fair bit of knitting and are therefore worth about a million pounds per pair.
So when I decided I wanted a knitting challenge of some sort this year and incidentally got one of my Christmas presents in this gift box:
which is far too nice to recycle and is about the size of a mansize shoebox, an Idea struck me. Wouldn’t it be lovely to give it to Mr B for Christmas 2014 filled with knitted socky goodness?
Twelve pairs is my target, but half that would be good enough. I just need to go stash diving now and see if I have any manly sock yarns left over. And spend the final hour before I have to pick up Rose from nursery looking at sock patterns on Ravelry. Are there are brilliant big sock patterns out there that I must knit?