Thank you for all your support in the too short socks debacle.
I was all set to follow the prevailing advice and knit a solid toe - although you just know that I would have had to rip out the other, finished, toe and knit that solid as well. However, Brigid came through with some of the same shade of Lana Grossa and saved the day.
All done. Very good timing as well, as it is Toby's birthday tomorrow. I didn't knit them as a present, but hey, an extra present to open on your birthday is always good isn't it?
As you can see, the feet don't match. I had a crazy idea about ripping back and reknitting to match, but it would have meant going back almost to the gusset which is just silly.
So there you have it. 64 stitches on 2.5mm needles, with a garter stitch rib leg and foot and a standard heel flap. I used just over a ball of Lana Grossa Meilenweit Cotton Fantasy, in Shade 808. The finished socks weigh 104g so it really was just a tiny bit over.
As Anita said, they are long socks; 9 inches before the heel flap and a 10 inch foot. Men's socks really are a labour of love, especially if you choose a ribbed pattern. Good job Toby only needs 2 or 3 pairs a year.
Don't forget - there's still time to enter the competition (see post below). I don't know the answer to either of the questions myself yet, so can't tell you whether anyone has guessed correctly but you've got to be in it to win it!
Excuse me while I go and count my sock yarn...