Yep, you read that correctly: three socks. I had, of course, planned on only making two socks–you know, the standard number. Because, yes, my dad only has two feet. But things have a way of happening.
Remember that cruddy yarn? Well, it didn’t knit up like *all* the other sock yarn with which I have ever worked. I’ll admit to some user error: like the fact that my dad’s feet are mega-big! And no, I did not knit a gauge swatch. So, the cast-on was too tight (despite my use of the super-stretchy cast-on); and the number of stitches was all wrong, and the fabric was too tight. Thus, sock #1 was finished (why? I will never understand) and then chucked to the bottom of the project bag.
Luckily socks #2 and 3 came out better. I cast on 70 stitches with the super-stretchy cast-on (instead of my usual 64 for most of the guys I know) and reduced down to 64 in the cuff. Then, the rest of the socks were pretty typical, except for the foot length–like I said, big feet.
Here are the 2 socks that survived! On dad’s feet! Shhhh, don’t tell him about the extra!