As I was knitting my fabulous blue Yarni socks for my Sockapalooza pal last night, Adam looked over and asked if those socks were for him.
"Because you have size 12 feet and you're very hard on your socks." i.e. I don't want to spend all the time making HUGE socks and then have him wear through them in a week. Or worse yet, have him not want to wear the socks because they are not comfortable/too hot/not the right size.
Now to be fair, Adam does have a good appreciation of handmade items. He wore slippers his grandma knit for him until they were rags (despite the fact that his feet are always insanely hot), he wears the garish pajammas my grandma makes for him, in winter he wears the scarf I knit for him. It's not that I don't think he would appreciate the socks... The man is 6'3" and anything I would make for him would take FOREVER!
Does anyone have a good men's sock pattern that would be a faster knit? I can't imagine knitting a size 12 men's sock on 0's. Do I reinforce the heels and toes so they last longer? Any tips for making the pouting husband disappear?