Tuesday, March 29, 2011

not sure I ever showed you these...

I did finish my son's socks - after the road trip to Kingston, I put in the afterthought heels n an evening, that's how simple they are. Robyn was asking if they are difficult, and really, they are not. Not at all. What's nice about them is how you can custom fit a sock to someone after the fact. What's not so nice, is it's hard to do any patterning, as you have to break into the sock at one point to insert the heel. But you can preplan these as well, and insert a row of wast yarn if you know where the heel is going to be.
Considering my son grew two and a half shoe sizes in 2 months*, I wasn't taking the chance of preplanning where the heel went! He could have outgrown them by the time I finished knitting.

*That shoe growth made me the favourite person at SportMart - new school shoes, new regular shoes, new basketball shoes and new track shoes. The kid working that night made a nice commission off us!

4 comments:

Brenda said...

nice socks. 2 1/2 sizes in two months. Yikes! that's expensive.

Needles said...

One of my guys grew a foot and a half and from size 6 to size 9 shoes between May and September. I cannot imagine what it would have been like going through that in winter. Thank heavens for flip-flops and cutoff jeans.

Acorn to Oak said...

Great socks! Wow...that was a lot of growth in two months! Did he say if his feet hurt during that time? That's a lot of shoes to buy all at once too. Hopefully, the growth will slow down long enough for him to get good use out of all those shoes. :-)

KnitTech said...

Wow, you're up for Mommy of the Year for knitting that kid socks.