I started these socks with my recipient in mind: my mom. She requested a special pair to wear for a competitive 5K walk. I ordered this particular skein from SimplySock Yarn Company, and I believe it was a limited edition to celebrate the store’s anniversary.
Given the walk is to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research, I thought these would be appropriate. But after I finished the cuff, I realized that the best way to show alternating stripes was to use a vanilla, stockinette stitch. Unfortunately, my mom has freakishly small ankles. Stockinette socks slide down her feet, despite casting on fewer stitches, using size 0 needles, or any other type of modification. So these puppies will be worn on my doggies. I love how the pink and brown pair together.
Although I must confess: in terms of anniversary yarns, I really liked SSYC's 2014 anniversary concoction. This yarn was dyed by TurtlePurl Yarns, and I used the Fruit Stripe Gum pattern.
I never used striping yarn that changed colors every other row, and maybe that's something to consider in the future. I like my stripes to be a minimum of four rows.
Anyway, I was lax about blogging last week since I needed to cast on something for my mom. Her race is fast approaching - it's next weekend actually. But fate had a different idea. She won’t be able to compete after all. It’s annoying how our bodies work like that. We never get sick when it’s convenient for us.
While she was visiting last week, she took a look through my stash and picked out a ball of Lollipop in Smile, which seems appropriate at this point. Because while I’m sure it doesn’t feel like it at this moment, it could always be worse. She will get better. It’s just going to take some time, and a smile or two.