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!
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 Suburbia, Tami's, Wisdom Begins in Wonder and Plumslife. Have a great weekend all :)