Birthday surprise socks

So, after I finished T’s black socks, I told him that out of all the socks I’ve knit, his bored me the most. I also told him that he wouldn’t get another pair anytime soon.

When his birthday rolled around last month, he found out that one of those statements was a lie.

Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy, in the Torchwood colorway
Needles: US0 / 2.00mm Inox express circulars

I knit them both at the same time and used the magic loop method. The good? No second sock syndrome! The bad? Two socks at a time is too fiddly for me. Though magic loop itself is okay, if I just do one sock at a time.

As for the pattern – well, I didn’t use one. It’s just 2×2 garter rib, plugged into my usual top-down sock formula. Simple, just how T likes his socks.

This is the fastest I’ve ever knit any pair of socks; it took me just under three weeks. Which admittedly is not particularly fast, but I couldn’t really work on them at home without spoiling the surprise, and that cut into my time. I finished just in time, but if I ever decide to do this again, I’m going to have to give myself an extra week, just to be on the safe side.

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