There’s a cably Aran project in that blue alpaca hanging on the LK…none of it abandoned, just set aside for a minute or so. I realized I needed to do some socks and I know I’ve probably over-sox-talked over the years but here goes me again! I have a very dear friend in Indiana – I’ve mentioned her before https://knitwords.blogspot.com/2008/10/middle-of-nowhere.html.
Anyway, I thought maybe this might give someone some inspiration. She’s (my friend) getting on in years and is on medication that has caused weight gain and very swollen feet. I made these socks for her, using my Warmup Sox pattern – you can still request it https://knitwords.blogspot.com/2019/10/crazy-legs.html.She’s normally a ladies size 8 regular so what I did was knit the same sock but bumped up the stitch size to make them softer and loose, especially the ribbed cuff so it won’t feel tight on her ankles. The rib is knit at T7/7 and the foot is T8/10. I went with the largest width size (40-0-40 ns) but same rows for length of the rib and the foot. Two pairs, along with a package of digestive cookies that she loves - in the mail!
While I’m at it, making more socks – ankle, knee, reading, whatever you call them, I love making socks! Christmas is coming! Stay safe!