Knitting FO: D-Man Socks for the T-Man

I finally managed to finish a knitting project! I started this awhile back for a friend of the family facing some difficult times and was hoping to have them done for him in mid-November but, yeah, didn’t happen. I was great about getting the first sock done but quickly fizzled out on the second. Second Sock Syndrome strikes again. I’ve got to learn to leave the very last part of a sock for a new day, as I’ll still have enough energy that same day to start on the second one. Once I’ve got the toe done, I can usually force myself to continue working on the second sock.

Thankfully, I was able to use the holiday break to pick up and finish that second sock, casting off justtt before we headed from my parents’ house to St Augustine – great because I finished it, not so great as I didn’t think to bring another project along and the car ride and quiet evenings in the hotel room would have been perfect for knitting.

The pattern was easily memorized after a bit and produced a nice textured fabric. I know he’s going to like the finished project as his dad already showed him the photos of the first sock. I’m going to toss them in the mail sometime next week – or whenever I can make it to the post office – as I’m not sure when we’ll be seeing his parents again. At least I got them finished when it’s still very much winter so he’ll get plenty of use out of them in the coming months.

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Pattern: D-Man by Karen S. Lauger (Rav link – free pattern!)

Size made: 72 stitches total – or size M

Yarn: Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply (100% merino)

Amount used: about 90% of one hank (so 360ish yards)

Project Started: 28 October 2014

Project Completed: 28 December 2014

Modifications: None really, other than doing them toe up. I started with 16 stitches via magic cast on, worked my way up to the required 36, did 6 pattern repeats to produce a sock for a men’s size 10 foot, did a slipped stitch heel (which I had to redo on the first sock after I forgot to actually slip every other stitch, 5 pattern repeats for the leg, then 8 rows of 1×1 ribbing before binding off.

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