It's been a while since I've made a pair of socks. This is an odd thing since most of my yarn stash is sock yarn. I should probably make more socks.
They are still my go-to for travel projects. If I have a long train journey in store and I'll be hiking around a bit then I always have a pair on the needles. It's much easier than having a adult-sized sweater shoved in my bag while walking hill and dale.
I made these for a guy-friend who is generous and gregarious. He's had us over for dinner more times than I'm comfortable with before making a grand gesture of thanks. So here they are: a pair of socks that he can wear with his crocs while out back brewing beer.
I started a basic toe-up, two at a time sock while on the train to Exmouth last month. When I got to the heel I tried something new: Fleegle's No-flap-no-hassle sock. I really liked the heel it made- smooth and flat- and once that was done, I chose a pattern to compete the cuff- the Circle Sock, modified to work with my sport-weight yarn and stitch count. It's a simple slip-stitch pattern that adds a little bulk and texture to the cuff.
I'm modeling them here, so they are much bigger than my foot. I used a skein of Online Supersock Murano color, and they do look a bit like Venetian glass. Except they are wool and sock-shaped. Even though I don't know the recipient's dressing habits intimately, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't wear handknit socks with shoes, but he does keep a cold house and a no-shoes policy, so I think these will nicely fit the bill for house socks. Sport weight yarn is a bit thick to shove into shoes, but they make a cushy and warm house sock. It's also very durable- the superwash wool/nylon blend means this will last a good long while. They aren't precious at all.