I knitted four pairs of socks as Christmas gifts. They were all for women. Now I'm working on a pair of socks for Phil. It's an easy pattern. I got past the heel and am into the foot. The leg is eight inches long and that was a very long haul for me. I'm easily bored. Phil has large feet. From the back of the heel to where I will start to decrease for the toes is nine inches. I've just passed five inches. I'm working with a set of five double pointed needles which means the live stitches are on four needles and the fifth needle works the yarn. I tried the sock on his foot yesterday. He said it was very comfortable. The sock stretched considerably going on. I'm hoping that it bounces back so I can continue knitting but still have an accurate measurement.
Here's the link to the sock pattern at Ravelry. The pattern calls for size 2.5 mm needles but I went down a size to 2.25 mm which is a U.S. needle size 1. Here it is and the foot is at 7.5 inches. Two more to go then the toe decrease!
Below are photos of the socks I made last month.
For my sister in law.
This pair for Jassmine.
These I made for my daughter in law.
Dragonfly Socks I made for my mother in law using the same pattern above for my DIL.