January was bitterly cold, wool hats, helmet liners, snowpants, nothing seemed to keep you warm. I had finally accepted the fact that I was going to be cold when I was outside and I’d just have to suck it up and get warm when I came back in.
I cast my wellies aside in SEPTEMBER because my feet were too cold and I needed my winter boots to keep my wee tootsies warm. Moose however continued to wear his throughout the winter and I just assumed his wellies had winter liners in them and thats why he was still wearing them even though his feet were always cold when he came in. I asked him if he’d like me to make him some winter socks to block out the cold and was pleasantly surprised when he replied that yes he would like a pair. I thought “man he really must be feeling the cold!” he’s always sweating.
I started knitting the socks and then realized that Moose had been wearing plain old rubber boots this whole winter, no liners and with only store bought socks on his feet. GOOD GRIEF!!! We immediatley went out and bought WINTER boots, apparently the ones I THOUGHT he was wearing this whole time had started to leak so he through them out . I worked solely on his socks, so I could get them on his feet pronto, no knitters’ household should have cold feet!
The day before our anniversary he asked if the socks were done yet, geez he really did want these things. I was almost to the toe on the second sock so I told him I would have them done sometime the following day.
Pattern: Briggs and Little Heavy Socks
Yarn: Briggs and Little Tuffy
Needles: 3.25mm dpns
Start Date: January 3rd 2009
Finish Date: January 15th 2009
They fit to a T! They are very warm and most of all, HE WEARS THEM!!!
SUCCESS!!!! This goes down in history as the first pair of socks made for and worn by Moose…. maybe someday he’ll actually wear sock yarn socks….. or maybe that’s still wishful thinking!
While knitting these my dad complained about the cold, he works outside in it everyday and wears 2 -3 pairs of socks sooooo I wasn’t about to let that go unnoticed. He tried on one of Moose’s liked them, said he’d wear them so I told him I’d put him on the list.
Mum and Dad are actually on vacation so I started them in hopes of having them finished by the time they got home. I chose green for his and am off to a great start….. I can foresee winter socks for the whole family in my future!!
The socks were definitely worn during a big ice storm we had in January. There was at least 4 inches of ice on our main road so Moose took that opportunity to go skating.
He actually skated up the driveway and out onto the road, it was crazy!!
Poor Boss was stuck behind the gate, watching all the action!
We’re gearing up for another storm this afternoon.