Socks Fit for an ESTJ. Well, I Hope They Fit.

One of my co-workers  is having a birthday today.  Sometimes I find it rather challenging to work with her because she’s an off-the-charts extrovert and I an on-the-charts-in-the-95th-percentile introvert.

That 95% percentile business is from the Myers-Briggs personality test that’s on the bar graph to the right.  My four-letter personality “type” is an ISTJ.  I had emailed a similar test to my co-worker a few years ago, an she came out as an ESTJ.  You would think that we would get along really well, but I have to tell you that’s just not the case.1  The person at the office with whom I get along best is diametrically opposed to me – an ENFP.2

Despite this conflict personality-wise I have with the Birthday Girl, I thought it would be a good idea to knit her a pair of socks.  There are several reasons behind this:

  • Every time I wear my Tonks’ Socks, she compliments them, my knitting skills, or the cool self-striping sock yarn.
  • She’s had a rough year.  Her father passed away not too long ago and her family is, to put it mildly, dysfunctional.
  • It would help me get over myself.

So, here they are:


Pattern: Basic Sock Pattern, Ann Budd, The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes & Gauges.

Yarn: Opal Rainforest 6-ply. This is a sport weight yarn, and you can fly through a pair of socks. Of course, it took me three months to finish these because I am… uh… easily distracted by other knitting projects.

Size: Woman’s M/L. I hope they fit!  I had to sorta/kinda guess.

Needles: US size 2.0 (2.75 mm) Brittany Birch DPN’s.

Mods: None.  Even though I do modifications on socks I knit for myself, I needed to follow the generic pattern on this one.  Customizing a fit by guess work is not something I wanted to do.

I’ll take them in to work tomorrow.  They’re all wrapped and ready to go, along with a sample of Soak wool wash and care instruction sheet.  Yep, I’m an ISTJ all right.

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  1. I’m not going into any particulars, because I have this thing about privacy when I write about other people on my blog. []
  2. And a Republican to boot.  I love her anyway, and she seems to put up with me rather well. She was the recipient of the Scrunchable Scarf. []

2 Responses to “Socks Fit for an ESTJ. Well, I Hope They Fit.”

  1. OctopusKnits Says:

    How did it go? Those are beautiful socks — I hope they fit!

  2. Laiane Says:

    Yes, they did indeed fit. Being the neurotic person I am, I made her try them on right away. Whew!

    They were a big hit. There were good tears and genuine hugs. She is definitely among the Knit Worthy.