I think this is the year of the too-long socks. The pairs for both my son-in-law and son appear to be a bit lengthy. Tonight we shall see just how well they fit.
Pattern: Generic sock pattern with afterthought heel
Yarn: ONline Supersocke 6-ply
Needles: US2 9-inch circs
The jury is still out on the afterthought heel. I guess if you were out and about and knitting on a sock and reached the heel but was uncertain how to execute a heel flap, heel turn, and gusset without instructions, you could just knit on and add the afterthought heel. In Sensational Knitted Socks, there is a pattern that includes a forethought heel, i.e. an afterthought heel knitted when one reaches the heel instead of when done with the toe. I may try that with the next pair.
The next pair - HA! I'm taking a little break from socks, even though I am short one xmas gift. The recipient, my SO, is not worried, although I don't know why he shouldn't be - there are several projects in the queue for him that have yet to materialize.
Re the Bog Jacket: I rescued it from the time-out chair (because people will need to sit there tonight), ripped back past the shoulder shaping because said shaping did not fit my shoulders, and started knitting again, sans any shoulder shaping.
Re the pink BSJ: I posted a photo of it on FB and a couple of friends have offered to BUY it from me. For the record, I don't sell my hand knits, but it is rewarding when people like what I knit well enough to offer me money for it.
Happy holidays to all!