It's that time again. Time for Summer of Socks. My goal this year is to knit socks for Clover. She is the most knit-worthy person I know. She picks up a lovely skein of yarn, rubs it on her cheek, and asks "Nonni, will you make me socks?" Once socks are made, she loves to wear them even though it is summer. I ask you - could you resist making socks for someone who appreciates them that much????
Here's her first pair this summer:
Yarn: Sereknitty Yarn and Fiber Sock Options - Sweet Clover colorway (a special colorway made in her honor by Heather and gifted to me)
Needles: size 2 dpn's
Pattern: Cuff down Stockinette stitch over 44 stitches with Eye of Partridge heel
These socks may look familiar. I made an identical (except for size) pair for her Mommy back in 2008. I also used this same skein of yarn for Clover's first Christmas Ornaments. After all this, I still have some yarn left. I'm thinking of making a mini keychain sock with it.
This yarn is very special to me and I want to use every single inch of it! Heather not only gifted a skein to me, but she gave me a skein as a prize for a fundraiser I was doing in honor of my friend, Betty, who was battling Multiple Myeloma at the time. Unfortunately, Betty lost her battle just five days after Clover was born; this makes the yarn even more special to me.
I've started my next pair for SOS 2010 using more gifted yarn; I'm calling this next pair, "A Slice of Watermellon." Pictures and details soon.
ETA: Clover let me take her picture with the socks on and it is just too cute not to share with you, so I'm adding it now. Enjoy: