Wednesday, June 9, 2010

You can't buy that at Walmart, baby

Length in inches of husband's feet? 10.75
Diameter in inches of husband's feet? 9.5
Number of stitches per row? 66
Number of rows per inch? 6
Total number of stitches? Approximately 7,000*

Feeling when husband turns from packing to leave town for big stressful important business meeting to ask whether his new socks might be done in time so he can wear them for good luck?

Priceless.


(Needless to say, I stayed up to finish them before he left town.)

Project details: Sanguine Gryphon Bugga (can't remember the colorway, but it's a stunning dark dark blue). Size two needles. Toe up socks, nothing fancy, just some 2x2 ribbing at the top. I made them so that the legs and feet are the same length when they're folded in half (my standard), but there was some yarn left over, so I might pull out the cast off and add a bit more length when he gets home, we'll see.

*Edited to add: Per sock.

17 comments:

Mary Lou said...

Amen, Sister.

Miss 376 said...

Look fantastic, hope they work

Gwen said...

Yup, that's about 7,000 stitches of good luck right there. Per sock? Now I'll have to go check...

Plain socks are their own wonderful and good talismans.

Willow said...

Lucky socks are perfect! (much better than lucky underwear!)

marit said...

That is so sweet- both him asking for the socks, and you staying up late to finish them!

Lynne said...

Of course you did - how could you not!

Hey, that's my standard too - foot and leg same length! Wow!

Alwen said...

That's how long I make most of my socks, too - I learned that from Mary Thomas.

twinsetellen said...

Bugga socks? Knit by you? No wonder he wanted them finished! They look wonderful.

lori said...

awww......priceless, indeed. this made me so happy.

deirdre said...

Nothing says love like 7000 stitches per sock...

elizabeth said...

You've got that right!

Rachel said...

Oh,,, I love love love the color and I am sure they will do a perfect job!

I wrote something similar before and it disappeared I hope it will not be a double.

KnitNana said...

Oh, honey, no question, he's a KEEPER!
:)
and what great looking socks!
(((Hugs)))

EGunn said...

Lucky socks are priceles indeed. As is a husband who appreciates them. =)

Bea said...

Love these. Big feet can be a problem, can't they? Chris' are HUGE.

Joan said...

He definitely deserves them.

RobinH said...

Lovely! And I try not to think about the stitch count...in fingering weight, I'm usually doing either 84 or 96 stitches around. I once figured out that there are the same number of stitches in a pair of socks as there are in a worsted weight sweater!