My parents are here for a visit and while they are here we celebrated my dad’s 67th birthday. Let me tell you about my dad. He is very cool and very funny and I love to be around him. I wanted to give my dad a gift that portrayed how much I love him. For me that translates into hours of dedication and tiny yarn and needles.
Yep, I knit him a pair of socks. This is the first time I have knit socks for a man and let me just say…their feet are BIG! I used my husband’s feet as a guide since they have about the same size feet.
*Let me just put in a little disclaimer here about why I haven’t already knit a pair of socks for my husband. Believe me, I want to. I want to cover him in knitted love but you know what…he doesn’t want it. I know! It’s crazy! Who doesn’t want hand knit socks. They are warm and comfy and fabulous! But when I mention knitting him a pair of warm, manly, wool socks, his reaction is blah. It is really hard to set aside hours upon hours of knitting for blah. In hindsight I wish I would have just knit him a pair and not asked. In fact, I hoped he would get a little jealous as I tried my dad’s socks on him to gauge how it as going on the size but that didn’t happen at all. Ok enough about this…I’m getting all worked up.
I used the pattern called Mr. Pitt’s Socks. It is the perfect sock pattern for the guy in your life. I loved the sock yarn I used which was Knit Picks Essential Tweed, which I believe now is called Stroll Tweed. Very manly, don’t you think?
My parents live a couple of states away and we don’t get to see them as often as we want to. I was so happy that they have come for a visit and we got to celebrate my dad’s birthday with him.