Monday, April 19, 2010

Desert Storm Socks

Edit: I originally called this post Camouflage Socks and realized today that the colorway for this pair is Desert Storm. Ooops!

Finished a pair of socks for Hubs, they are made with Bernat Sox in the desert storm colorway. Knit on 2.75mm needles, these were started April 12, finished the 18th. Plain old vanilla socks, 64sts, heel over 32sts, toe to 20sts. I started another pair in the same yarn, same pattern but in a different colorway. The close up picture of the heel is probably the closest to the true color. They fit him perfectly, and upon trying them on last night he came out with he'd like to have a dozen pairs in this kind of weight sock yarn. That's 12 pairs of mens size 12/13 socks! Ga! (But he's diabetic and finds the store bought socks are cutting into his legs. My hand-knit socks don't.) Ravelry details here.

Last Monday I had to break down and finally get a new cell phone. I've been milking mine for a year now, too cheap to get a replacement til I had my maximum credit of $200 towards a new one. I still have to pay $150+ tax. Anyhoo, about a year ago it decided that it wouldn't work on anything but speakerphone. I use this 99% of the time for talking to Hubs with the 10-4 service, that's it. But the schools do have my number, and if I call my brother or MIL on the weekend or after 9pm weekdays it's a free call. Well, Monday morning Hubs called, and I couldn't answer the call cuz the side button you press for 10-4 decided to stop working. Well, it worked one press in maybe 20.

Not as flashy as Nova Knitter's iPhone, but it does what I need it to do. One neat thing is if you wanna pay for it, the phone I have is also a GPS device. When it comes time to upgrade Hubs's phone (in a month or two I'll get him the solid black version of mine) it may be useful to get that feature added so when he goes to a new place he can GPS it. He doesn't have a new laptop for the truck yet, and if he's somewhere that he can't get on-line he'd have his phone. He'd just have to be careful he didn't get on a non-trucking route, but I think it would still be a feature worth having.
I'll leave you of a video of the dogs when Daddy came home last week. Silly things. I'll have to try and get a clip of them when he actually gets IN the house. It's much excitement!

Happy knitting!


Blogger Monika said...

That's a lot of socks, but I do understand. I'm not diabetic, but I'm only wearing handknit socks or none. :o)
Your girls are so cute! I don't think they love their daddy! ;o)

9:46 PM  
Blogger Kiki said...

Love the socks! My hubby is the same, only size 13 feet! He also likes the socks I make for the same reason, no cutting off the circulation. Too bad I don't knit mine as fast as you do! ;)

9:26 AM  
Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

The first sock I made my dad were in that colourway.
Love the dogs - especially the one on the windowsill. Hilarious!

9:37 PM  
Blogger Frieda said...

12 pairs of mens socks size 12/13 , you love that man a lot ! I can barely crank out 2 pairs a year for Mike . Mike has been complaining about the elastic in store bought socks too lately . Guess he's angling to get more of the hand knit ones.

The socks look terrific , I think I have some of that yarn in the stash too.

5:50 PM  

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