First off, can tell you a little more about how much I LOVE this sock pattern? This past week, I've been up late into the night knitting. That makes me feel very, very bizarre. I feel like a kid, hiding under the covers with a flashlight at night, but instead of a horror novel I've got... a sock. I've never felt this way about a pattern - waiting to see what happens next!
But I realized something as I finished the heel of the sock. Look at this. This is, most definitely, not an ankle sock. It's not even a half-ankle sock. W doesn't like long socks - he won't wear these.
So, there are two foreseeable options.
1.) I make the sock according to the instructions, and hope one day W will wear them when I'm around to make me feel happy
2.) I figure out how to modify the pattern to make the sock work. That involves frogging back to before the heel, and probably just knitting over and over until it works.
I'm leaning towards the second option, though I'm not quite sure how I'm going to manage it...
(I just thought of something, I /could/ steal the socks, but I feel like this would be cheating. Also, I would have to frog back to the toe so that it wouldn't be baggy. So just as much work, really.)