Just off the needles are a pair of socks for my son. He and his family are Civil War reenactors so they need wool socks. Thought the comparison is pretty funny, with my socks in progress. I wear a size 5-51/2 shoe and my son wears a size 9 1/2. His socks have 10.5 inch tops. Mine will have 8 inch tops and will have a much shorter foot.