Huge Socks

BuduR's picture

Well, I finally got around to uploading a picture of the socks I knit for my friend Ruben, they're just basic but since I had to write the pattern and only had measurements to go by (he refused to cut off his foot and mail it to me) I decided to do nothing fancy.
So here they are in all their glory. I was thrilled to find out that they fit him perfectly and he's already hounding me to make the next pair. Since this was a trial pair, a pair he wanted just to keep his feet warm around the house, doesn't like wool and wanted something he could easily care for i.e. they didn't end up toe warmers after washing, I just used worsted weight wool-ease from Lion on size 7 needles. They were made to fit a US size 15 (nope not a typo I said fifteen) each sock took about 3/4 of a skein and he's kind of a silly guy so after I make him a few more pairs all different colors of course, I'm going to make a pair using the left overs of all the other skeins.


~edit~ after all that, I forgot to upload the image


BuduR's picture

Thanks for all the comments,

Thanks for all the comments, I hope to have him another pair knitted up in time for his birthday, but I'm not sure i'm going to make it, RL keeps interfering, as well as him LOL. even now he's talking to me on skype :p But I keep hoping :)

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Yowza!! Size 15! At 7 feet

Yowza!! Size 15! At 7 feet tall, I guess we shouldn't be surprised. Good thing you used Wool-ease on #7s. That's the way I knit many of my early socks, going down to #5s eventually. Still, can you imagine how long it would take to knit a pair in regular sock yarns an #2s? Hmmm...I've been thinking of more gift socks and I do have that big stash of worsted weight yarns, along with several pairs of dpn #7s. Might have some projects going here. Anyhow, glad to know that your friend appreciates the socks. Take care. Books, knitting, cats...Life is Good.

ronhuber's picture

What a great pair of socks!!

What a great pair of socks!! I try to make a pair every month. Great knitting.

Raymiew's picture

Those look a lot like my

Those look a lot like my first and only pair of socks. Mom stole them and I haven't seen them since.

albert's picture

Nice socks! I haven't tried

Nice socks! I haven't tried socks yet, though I did knit a pair when I was about 10 years old. Beautiful blue. This guy wants socks, but he's not willing to mail you his foot- some people just have no gratitude.

BuduR's picture

hahaha that's what I said!

hahaha that's what I said! BUT, he has offered to cook for me, be my escort around the various sites in Germany, pay for all the yarn and shipping. He's even offered to marry me if I decide I never want to leave.
I think having a nearly 7 foot tall man as a bodyguard while in a strange country is well worth the work going into the socks, oh and FREE FOOD and I don't have to cook it, I mean that's the reason I go to weddings!

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albert's picture

There's not enough free food

There's not enough free food in the world to get me to go to a wedding (free yarn is a different matter!).

TomH's picture

Congrats on a job well done.

Congrats on a job well done. Terrific! You must be very excited. And it sounds like he's extremely pleased. (I wear a size 12. I can't imagine how big a size 15 must be.)

BuduR's picture

Thanks! I put these on

Thanks! I put these on before I washed them, and I looked like I had the world's most understated clown shoes on. He is extremely pleased, the only thing is, he tells me "I wash on Wed. I have one pair of these socks. You know how lazy I am. I'm finding it very difficult to decide if I should go without wearing them or wash them by hand. Are the next pair done yet?"

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TomH's picture

I think that's a great

I think that's a great tribute to you.