After finishing up Miss P's Pips, I needed a new lunch project, so I got a start on Dad's boot socks.
He wanted a nice thick sock to wear for hunting - but it hard to find heavier yarn with nylon in it! And he's a man who needs nylon in his socks.
I finally did at Loveknitting.com. The yarn is Big Fabel by Drops. It's just like their regular Fabel, but in Aran Weight. Not the softest yarn, but not itchy, and hopefully wears just as well as the sock version.
But can I say - it's weird knitting a pair of aran weight socks!!! Until I got to the heel, I felt like I was knitting a sweater sleeve. They will definitely be warm inside his boots, and I have to admit - I kind of want to make a pair for myself to wear around the house (these tile floors are so cold!)
They do knit up fast though. As you can see, I'm making good progress - this was just a few evenings of knitting. Or at least I was making good progress until Saturday morning... when I came down to this...