Hedgehog socks
Knitting

My 7th Pair of Socks

I’m trying to make the moms in my life a pair of socks every year.  This seemed a very reasonable goal, especially when I’m trying to make twelve projects in a year.  And it helps to satisfy my never-ending obsession with sock knitting!

My Mom

At the very end of December, I realized, rather belatedly, that I needed to get started on my mom’s birthday socks – and they needed to be done by the end of January.  

My mom loves socks.  She wears them all the time, even to sleep.  Personally, I can’t do this because I get way too hot.  But not my mom! This makes her the perfect wearer of my hand knit socks!

Yarn

My mom loves blues and pinks.  I wanted her to pick a yarn from my stash – since there’s so much sock yarn to choose from – but there was very little blue in there.  I showed her the one blue option – from Hedgehog – and she liked it! This really helped me because I would finally get to knit with Hedgehog!  Like so many other knitters, I love this yarn and drool over it every time I see it. Now, I’m going to knit with it! Yes!

Hedgehog Socks

Details

Pattern: Basic Top Down with Heel Flap by Charlene Schurch (Sensation Knitted Socks)

Yarn: Hedgehog Fibres Sock

Colorway: Kimono

Needles: US 1 (2.25mm)

Made for: my mom

Time to completion: 3.75 weeks

Hedgehog Socks

Someday, I’m going to have to try a new basic sock pattern.  The problem is – it’s hard to change when you find something good, right?!  So I knit my normal pattern from Charlene Schurch.

Because this yarn is so wonderfully variegated, I chose to knit vanilla socks.  And I love watching the colors in this Kimono colorway knit up. My only complaint with the yarn was that it split very easily.  This is not a huge deal but it means paying closer attention to your stitches. 

Overall, this was a very fun knit!  And afterward, I still wanted to knit more socks!  

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