I intended to make these socks for David, but they are just too small. They fit my big Fred Flintstone feet, but they'd never cover my husband's duck feet. If I had knit these wanting to keep them, I'd have made them either longer or shorter. This is David's favorite height.
The problem with afterthought heels is that I can't seem to accurately predict how long they are. The last afterthought heels I made ended up a full inch too long.
Besides, David isn't the only patriot here. My family is serving this country by living without Daddy. I sleep alone every night for my country. The kids will open their Christmas gifts over a webcam for their country.
I wouldn't do this for a country I didn't love.
I wouldn't do this for a man I didn't love.