I've had the free pattern for "Rob's Twined Rib" socks posted on my sidebar since last JUNE when I knit the socks!
Rob is a friend who lives in England (and keeps me supplied with yummy Pear Drops!!) who's birthday is in December. I like to get an early start on my Christmas/birthday knitting so last June I developed the pattern, knit up the socks, had a friend test knit the pattern (thanks Ada!) and put them away to be mailed later in the year.
I was a tad late but I finally mailed them across the pond. After sitting in my "finished gift" drawer for six months, they were finally on their way....only to get lost in the mail!!
I mailed NINE other packages that day, both domestic and overseas, and ALL arrived safely except for the socks whose picture (and free pattern) have become a part of my blog.I was beyond sad!
Well, the good news is the socks finally arrived a week ago!!! Seems customs in the UK was holding on to the package because it seemed "suspicious"!! Yep, now I'm a sock smuggler, hehe....
Anyway, after much ado, I give you Rob's Twined Rib sock on Rob's actual feet!!
Rob loves them and as you can see, they're a perfect fit so I guess it was "almost" worth the wait!
So if you're looking for a manly pattern for the manly feet in your life, help yourself to the free pattern....It's Rob tested and Rob approved, finally!! :)
I'm working on both the Diamond Fantasy Shawl (just started rep 7 of 10) and my Sockapaloooza socks (finished sock #1 and about 3 inches into the cuff of sock #2) and still awaiting more Shine for my Carnival Afghan so I'll update those in my next post.
Hope all our gold medalists are winding down from their Olympic Knitting frenzy, congrats to all who flexed their knitting muscles! Now have a nice big glass of your knitting water of choice and relax!