Friday, 23 September 2011

Knitworthiness

Well, I finished boyfriend's socks, and I think he defined the very notion of knitworthiness in his reaction *laughs*


I finished them on Wednesday night and he immediately put them on with a grin. Then he did a delightful little dance around the living room... Then he started hopping from foot to foot, and when I asked why he told me that he was enjoying the way they compressed under his foot *smiles* Then he put his shoes on to check how that felt ("cushiony" apparently). All scattered with a lot of "thank you" and "you're awesome" ;)

Of course, having spent a lot of time making them, this was the perfect reaction, and made me want to cast him on another pair right away *laughs* I didn't, I still have plenty of WIPs to attend to, but getting a reaction like that makes it easier to knit giant man socks!


When he woke up yesterday he asked if he could wear his new socks to work, which he did. Verdict following a day of wear was that:

  • They are comfortable - to the extent of not being aware of wearing socks at all (I'm taking this as a compliment!)
  • The lack of seam is pleasing
  • They didn't dig into his ankles
  • They didn't fall down, or slouch in any way

This morning, he couldn't wait to put them back on, for their photoshoot. So they appear to have been successful! 

Details:
Pattern: 2x2 ribbing on leg and top of foot
Yarn: King Cole Zig Zag

Final picture, showing a closeup of the Princess Soles:



For a description of what princess soles are, please click here. Incidentally, they are apparently amazingly comfortable and make the socks even better for those with more delicate feet ;)

And, being Friday, you know the drill: head over to Natural SuburbiaTami's, Wisdom Begins in Wonder and Plumslife. Have a great weekend all :)

57 comments:

  1. Awwwwww that is awesome, there is nothing better than the person you make something for being really delighted with what you make them.

    Makes all that time spent making them totally worth it :)

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  2. That is a far better reaction than the one I got for the socks I made Jamie!

    Good looking pair of socks - I love how the colour stripes horizontally but the pattern stripes vertically.

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  3. wow they look really good. And very cosy !!

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  4. That sounds like a great response, definitely knitworthy. They look great too, love the colours, self patterning yarn rocks

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  5. I like the color, of course blue in any color appeals to me. :) Sounds like he was very happy with them!

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  6. YAY!!!! They look fab! Congrats! Thank you also for explaining your techy ways with the whole excel color chart!!!

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  7. Those are great! Hand knitted socks are addictive. I am already planning the next pair to knit for myself...and my Grumpy.

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  8. That is very impressive! I feel there might be some socks in my knitting future!

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  9. Awesome! That's the best reaction :)

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  10. There is nothing better than someone knit worthy to knit for. I'm so glad he loves his socks.

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  11. These look great! It's such a nice feeling when you knit something for someone and they love it!

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  12. Beautiful socks, and totally knit-worthy boyfriend. Lucky you!

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  13. they look great - totally impressed at you tackling man length socks - and such a great reaction too :)

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  14. Quite different from Hubster's response to the only pair of socks I made him. He never wore them. Until one winter when he found out just how very warm they were! Good job.

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  15. Wonderful to get such as positive response - well done!

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  16. How wonderful that he is thrilled with his socks and shows it :)

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  17. That's so awesome that you got such an excited reaction!

    Did you just turn the sock inside out, or did you knit it with the princess sole on the right side?

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  18. They look great it's always satisfying at the end of a project when it looks and feels great and get a smile for them.

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  19. Wonderful - I'm so pleased you got that reaction. They are really lovely!

    Happy weekend xxxx

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  20. You definitely deserve big girlfriend points for that! (And his reaction earned him a bunch, too :)

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  21. What a terrific reaction! I'll have to queue up this pattern. :)

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  22. You have to love that kind of a reaction, that is just fabulous. Wonderful socks!

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  23. those socks look awesome!! well done!! glad he loved them, and in return made you happy :) have a lovely weekend xx

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  24. Gorgeous! And I love your "knit-worthy" concept! It is exactly how I feel about making things for others. They need to first make the cut! :)

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  25. Awesome socks, even better reaction! My boyfriend is similarly great about my knitting. Also, my cooking, but I think that's just so I keep feeding him. :)

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  26. How awesome when the recipient loves their gift! The socks turned out great! Have a great weekend.

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  27. The socks turned out wonderful! And of course the reaction is appropriate.

    I turn the socks wrong side out when I'm hiking. I know now, it's the princess feeling. :-)

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  28. Nice looking socks and nice boyfriend! (He sounds like a true treasure.)

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  29. Glad to hear your hard knitting work was appreciated!

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  30. Those are great socks! And how wonderful that he appreciates them so much.

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  31. They turned out great! It's always nice when our hand knits are appreciated. I'm glad you got such a nice reaction from your bf. I've never heard of princess soles before, but it makes sense. I might have to give it a try the next time I'm in the mood to knit socks.

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  32. What a GREAT response you got for your socks!! I can only imagine how wonderful that was. :)

    They look fabulous, and it's not surprising to hear how comfy they are!

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  33. So wonderful that they are so appreciated!

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  34. Aww, so glad you got such an ace reaction for such an amazing pair of socks! :D They really are beautiful, and I'm happy that they're being properly appreciated. (And having just made myself a pair of crocheted slippers, I know just what he means about enjoying the way they compress under your foot!)

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  35. Brilliant! What a lucky fellow.
    My mother is diabetic and suffers from that thing they get where the nerves feel like their feet are on fire all the time. Thanks for posting think I'll try this.
    Willow4

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  36. Aww, that's cute! It's great to know that something you've made is so appreciated. <3

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  37. No way... you got a DANCE? Jealous!!! ;)

    Great job!

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  38. That's awesome. Definately knitworthy!

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  39. Gorgeous socks! And I love the princess sole. I didn't know it had a name. Always something new to learn about knitting instructions and patterns!

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  40. Yay, wow, what a great review he gave your socks.

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  41. They look great! And the review from the boyfriend is wonderful! :)

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  42. Hooray for being appreciated, and they are beautiful!

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  43. That's an awesome reaction, and they look great!!

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  44. that is the absolute best reaction I have ever heard of =) and good thing, because they're gorgeous!

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  45. He sounds like a keeper!...the socks are awesome.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!

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  46. What a wonderful reaction to your gift! He is definitely knit worthy! I might have to cast on for my hubby's long awaited socks now.

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  47. that's completely awesome! congratulations!

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  48. They look so wonderful. And he is so lovely to be so appreciative.

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  49. Great job and wonderful response. I've not heard of princess soles before.

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  50. Awesome and beautiful socks! Just for the reaction from your boyfriend it was worth it! I love the little dance and hopping from foot to foot.

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  51. Those are beautiful socks!!!!! And your boyfriend is definitely knit worthy. Awesome reaction. I have been wanting to learn how to knit socks but I am still a very beginner knitter.

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  52. Wow, what a reaction, I'd take up knitting if I could get a reaction like that to something I made! they're lovely!

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  53. That's just an awesome reaction. I've yet to finish my first pair of socks. They don't fit me, so I'm not into them any more!

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  54. These came out amazing :) That is one lucky boyfriend!

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  55. Oh don't reactions like this make all that knitting even more enjoying and rewarding. I'm so happy he loved his socks and that he thought they were comfy. You might have to make him another pair though with all that hopping I think his going to want another pair soon. hehe xx

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