While I was printing out the pattern, from Canadian Living, for the girls' felt bears, I noticed a crochet sock pattern, as well. I thought it might work as a last minute Christmas project for a friend. I mean, my first knit socks took me two weeks, but crochet is so much faster I figured I might just have time.
The sock is crocheted flat, and then sewed together. It's all done in a single crochet, with an ingenious design for a cuff. And, I was right about the timing, I had the first one done, after a few hours of work.
The end result, is a pretty nice looking sock, too.
The only problem is, that either my gauge was off, or the Canadians have really large feet. I have a Canadian sister-in-law, who wears a very tiny shoe, so I can only assume my gauge was, indeed, off. The sock I crocheted would easily fit a size nine, triple E foot.
On the other hand, it does make a pretty optimistic statement, when hung by the fire. Maybe, I'll find a new toaster, or some other not-so-small appliance, come Christmas morning.
Oh well, at least it's great to be a homeschooler.