Sock knitting! Now that I’m knee-deep in shawls, it’s time to tell you about my most recent FO (finished object), which was a pair of socks for my mom, using Lollipop Yarn. These were just delightful to knit. In fact, they were so delightful that I almost knit the leg way too long!
My tradition of knitting socks for the moms’ birthdays continues.
My mom loves pink. When she asked for pink and red striped socks this year, I knew immediately what yarn, from my stash, would be perfect: Lollipop Yarn!
Hot Mess is such a fun colorway, filled with pinks, red, greys, and speckles! I mean, really: how can you not love this colorway! And it came with a mini-skein of red for the toes and cuff. I love it! And no, I did not mind knitting socks for someone else with it. Because that’s the thing – as long as I can knit with the yarn, I’m good. I don’t have to knit something for myself.
Because the yarn is so fantastic, I knew I was going to knit vanilla socks. So I turned to my trusted book, Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch, for a basic sock pattern that never, ever fails.
Pattern: Basic Top Down Socks with Heel Flap by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: Lollipop Yarn Quintessential Gripes
Colorway: Hot Mess
Needles: US 1 (2.25mm)
Made for: my mom
Time to Completion: 1.5 months
It was so much fun knitting these socks that I kept knitting on the leg a bit too much! I didn’t realize how long they were and, when I finally measured them, I was shocked. Thankfully, my mom didn’t seem to mind. It was fun doing the cuff and toes in a coordinating color; I haven’t done that in quite some time.
These socks were a breeze to knit. And the speckles made me so happy! Though I love the heel flap, I’m tempted to try a Fish Lips Kiss heel on my next pair.
So my love of sock knitting continues. I think my next pair will have to be for me!