These are the socks that never end

… and the go on and on, my friend
This woman started knitting them, not knowing what they were
But she’ll just keep on knitting them forever just because…

My husband requested socks for Valentine’s day, and I was more than happy to oblige. Toe-up, I was excited to get started. Not putting in a lifeline, I started on a pattern that I wasn’t sure I’d like. Turns out, hubby didn’t like it. I had to rip out two inches of work, but I should’ve tinked it because it ended up taking me three hours to get the rounds evened again.

Hubby has very large feet. He’s just barely under 6 feet tall, so you can imagine the whoppers on him :stuck_out_tongue: It feels like these socks are NEVER GOING TO END. I’m already on the legs and he only wants them to be a couple more inches long… but geeze, it’s already been almost two weeks since I started them! With my own socks, I can push them out in something like 4 days :teehee:

Just keep knitting, just keep knitting, just keep knitting, knitting, knitting…


Maybe your next project should be a super bulky garter stitch scarf. You can do it in an afternoon to recover from your ordeal.

My kids LOVED that little song when they sang it on “Lamb Chop Play Along”. Anybody remember that cute show? Sherry (the voice of Lambchop) had such a cute voice and personality.

I was gonna complement her on the Lamb Chop reference. I haven’t thought of that show in ages! Nice play on Dori, too. (I have small children. Does it show?)

I feel like socks can go on forever, too. My DH wants some socks and his feet are size 13. I’m dreading doing them just b/c when I work on one project for too long I get bored with it. This is why you’ll NEVER see me do an afghan.

Oh, I loved Lamb Chop when I was a wee little one. I didn’t put two and two together with the reference though. Thanks GrandmaLori for stirring up a pleasant childhood memory. :hug:

I think I’m going to do a nice hat for my next project. I can usually knock one out in about 8 hours :smiley:

I used to watch it every morning when I was little. It was my favorite show!

It just seems like I’ve been knitting and knitting and knitting and I get mere centimeters of progress :roflhard:

:teehee: My very first fiber related project ever was a striped afghan that ended up being about 5’ x 6’. I crocheted it. In single crochet. Yes, the whole thing was in single crochet. There were times when I was pretty sure it was shrinking centimeters, not growing them! (And no, I don’t know what I was thinking…)

You’ll definitely have to post a pic when you’re done!

I’m on my first sock. For me, thank goodness - I wear a 6 1/2, and fully plan on knitting these SMALL so I can have socks that FIT. Of course, I’m barely getting to the end of the first stripe, and the stitches are so tiny, and the needles, and whimper

At this rate, all I’ll have to bring to Iraq is enough yarn for two pairs of socks, and I’ll be set for all four months.

At least I know I’m not alone in my never-ending project!

Marria: My first big project was a garter sistch afghan in super bulky yarn that I still have yet to finish. I had to restart it three times because I was off on the stitch count and ended up making it twice as wide as it was supposed to be (it’s supposed to be nearly square). Whoops! :teehee: I finally got some more yarn to finish it, but now I don’t have the time!

I have fled to swatching (and I HATE swatching) for my next sweater. Now I’m thinking about packing THAT project instead…

Yeah, not only did I start singing it when I read the subject line, but now it’s thoroughly stuck in my head!!!:eyes:

I so understand the never ending sock feeling. My hubby is 6’5" with size 13 feet. I frogged and tinked the sock to get the size right and took the same durn sock to my knit night like 3WEEKS in a row. Needless to say I got bored and made other smaller projects in between.

I have also made him the never ending scard that was about 9ft long with alternating bands of color every 2". As if knitting for 9 feet wasn’t enough I had to go back and weave in all those ends

I think end weaving is the bane of my existence. I hate it with an everloving [I]passion[/I].

I remember Sherry Lewis from her [I]first[/I] show on television, with Lamb Chop, Charlie Horse, Hush Puppy…someone else, please tell me you remember this! (Must have been…hmmmm…sometime around 1960…)

I once knitted socks in a rather complicated mosaic pattern for my brother, who is 6’7’’ and it took about a month. When he received them, he just said “What, socks with no leg parts (meaning the usual ribbing)!” He has never worn the stupid socks, but I learned how to do mosaic knitting.

Wow… you’d think he would wear them after all the work you put into them!

They need to ban this thread title.
Every time I open General I see it and get the song stuck in my head for the next hour.

I second Mike. I had finally stopped singing it then came back here. My niece was a Lampchop freak & passed her comforter to my daughter, then son (who LOVES it although it is pink & girly!)

:slight_smile: Good luck on finishing the socks! I usually knit socks in 4 days too.

Val- I would have snatched them from his ungrateful mutton hands, poked him with a needle, then worn them myself with a knot tied at the toes so they fit me.

Very cool on the mosaic knitting though- that is on my “must learn” list.

Ah, yes…Lambchop was really cute. The ventriloquist was Shari Lewis, btw. My daughter had a Lambchop puppet when she was little (she’s now 40).