There's nothing quite as frustrating as finding out that the socks you've labored over for weeks are too big. Of course, it is equally frustrating to realize that you could have nipped the bigness in the bud, had you listened to the little voice in your head. That little voice that would shout, "Hey you! Are you at all aware that you are knitting socks that call for four more stitches than you usually knit? On top of it being a stretchy lace pattern?"
Never mind. They are nice socks and I learned a lot from following the pattern. However, I feel that socks need to be worn, so I am giving them away to someone who might be a fit.
The socks are knit out of superwash Merino wool/nylon - a good combination for wear. The foot measures 9.5 inches without being fully stretched. I would guess that there is still another inch of stretch in there.
Disclaimer: These are hand-knit, so they are not - by a long shot - perfect. If you want perfect, get a machine. I like to think of the imperfections as creative license.
This giveaway is open to everyone. I will draw a winner over the weekend and announce them on Monday, January 29. If you have any questions about them, feel free to email me at swomersley at gmail dot com.