I Married A Sasquatch….

20 May

….and I’m bringing up another one just like him.

See this?


Yes, it’s a grubby little foot, but the point is this little four-year-old foot is 15cm (6″) long from heel to toe and 15cm (6″) around the ball of the foot. That’s right: my son’s foot is as wide as it is long. Now, this is not a total surprise, as I discovered it two weeks ago when I measured him up for the annual bed-sock knitting, but it is becoming a source of frustration to me, because this:


is the second time I have had to frog this sock because his chunky little foot won’t bloody well fit into it. I did all the calculations, double checked my maths with my husband (way better at that stuff than me), and started knitting (I realise now that it was probably a mistake to try knitting this particular child a sideways sock, but I always guinea pig new techniques on my family), only to discover that it wasn’t going to come close to fitting. So I ripped back halfway and added another 20 rows, which should have made it baggy (not that big a deal, as this is a bed sock), so I blithely went ahead and grafted it up the back – 100 stitches of Kitchener stitch. I don’t mind Kitchener, except when I then have to turn around and frog the !@#$%^& thing because it still won’t go over his heel! Aaaargh!

So, I guess it’s back to the old tried and true toe-up stretchy ribbed bed sock (yawn).

If you’re interested, you can find the sideways pattern here (it’s a pdf file, so you need Adobe Reader to read it). It looks much more impressive in a self striping yarn, but my lad is four, and everything has to be green.


11 Responses to “I Married A Sasquatch….”

  1. Seanna Lea May 20, 2007 at 11:41 pm #

    I am knitting Bakerloo from Magknits, which is also a sideways construction. I figured I should test them out on myself before I made something that would grotesquely not fit my sock pal! Sorry that this sock wasn’t working out for you!

  2. Cynthia May 20, 2007 at 11:46 pm #

    Have you read this? I thought it a coincidence I’ve come across sideways-socks two times in a short period now πŸ˜€

    A green-loving boy, I love when they do that πŸ˜€

  3. Carrie May 21, 2007 at 1:44 am #

    Thanks for the link to that sideways sock–I have a ball of that Hundertwasser yarn, but the sideways pattern on the ball band is in German. I can order dinner or buy stuff in German, but I don’t trust myself knitting in German!

  4. YTT May 21, 2007 at 2:58 am #

    I just love that solid little foot. But yes, it would seem that stretchy knitting is in order. It looks like the kind of foot that may have grown another cm in every direction by the time you finish the first sock.

  5. Beth May 21, 2007 at 11:04 pm #

    I feel your pain. I’m trying to knit socks for DH, and he wears a 12 EEEE. I’ve frogged it 3 times. DS is wearing 4s, and he’s in kindergarten.

  6. Jessica May 24, 2007 at 4:07 am #

    He does have cute feet, though.

    Oh – and your comment about OCD and grass. What if I measure it to see if it’s ready to mow yet? Does that count πŸ™‚

  7. Taphophile May 24, 2007 at 12:36 pm #

    Oh my goodness that’s cute pudgy foot. A bugger to knit for, but cute and pudgy nonetheless.

    I’m working on the meme – promise.

  8. Taphophile May 24, 2007 at 2:57 pm #

    Meme finished. πŸ™‚

  9. Jess May 25, 2007 at 7:47 am #

    Yeah, those darn sasquatch feet! Thanks for visiting my blog!


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