Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

So, after the great sock debacle of 2011 caused by yours truly having a pretty nonsensical idea of how big my dad’s feet are, I decided to try again. Cause I do not accept defeat. I have quit things I did not like for perfectly valid reasons, but I do not quit. TH (the husband) has encouraged my thinking I can do anything I put my mind to by inspiring me to watch movies like Road Trip.
Rubin:”I can teach you ancient philosophy in 46 hours.”
Josh: “Really?”
Rubin: “Yeah, I can teach Japanese to a monkey in 46 hours. The key is just finding a way to relate to the material.”

…and so, ladies and gentlemen, I found something to relate my dad’s foot size to….TH’s foot size. TH and my dad have VERY similarly sized feet, so, if I make a sock big enough to fit TH, I should be in the money. Now, it turns out that these men have much bigger feet than I do. I was SHOCKED at how big I had to make the sock to get it to fit him. I mean, he’s not a small guy, think Viking, and my dad has a sturdy frame too, but my gosh! I never realized how flipping large their feet are…or how much knitting would be required. I was mollified that TH was shocked by the size too.

Blue Sock

Sock on a fence

The good news is that a. I have pretty bluebonnet pics of a sock in progress and b. if the socks don’t fit my dad or he just doesn’t like the yarn colorway, TH is going to have a nice new pair of handknit socks. And there are few things I love more than a solid plan B.


  1. Carrie says:

    My whole life seems to be a solid Plan B sometimes.

    I’d be willing to bet your dad will love the yarn. Love it.

    I do. Looks fab. =)

    • Katie says:

      I’m semi-irritated that the second sock is not going to really match the first sock per se, but that’s what happens when you hand knit socks sometimes…we shall see!

  2. Sarah says:

    I think they look GREAT! I also think your dad will like them (even if he doesn’t admit it) ;-)

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