I've never made a pair of socks over the course of a weekend before.
I would not have dreamed it possible actually, even for kid sized feet.
Truly, 'kid' sized feet of an almost 8 yr old boy are getting quite close to the size of my own feet. He's a little like a puppy with those huge feet. I often wonder how tall he'll eventually become. Much taller than me, that's for sure.
Instead of using 3 double pointed knitting needles (DPN's) to make these socks, I decided to use a teenie tiny circular by Clover. Size 1, 9" circular to be exact.
Initially it was bothering my hands to use it because the needle itself is so short. I almost gave up on making these with that needle set and cut over to DPN's.
It all seemed to just 'click' at some point, and it was really fast to knit them up. The almost knit themselves really.
If this continues my family may become really REALLY sick of hand knit socks. I take them around with me to swimming lessons, piano practice, soccer...before you know it, a pair or two show up.
Yarn by Twisted Limone, one of my favorite shops. Socks hold up VERY well to serious punishment.