Broken seed stitch socks4:39 PM
Tour-de-Sock is not the only sock knitting that's been going on over here. Young warrior's last day of pre-school meant thinking of a small gift for his teacher, and what would be better than hand-knitted socks, right? I had seen some lovely Broken seed stitch socks before, so I wanted to use that pattern. The only problem was that it's for fingering weight yarn and I had plenty of DK sock yarn in my stash. Actually, that wasn't such a big problem, as the Broken seed stitch sock pattern is not actually a pattern, more of a sock recipe, so I looked up a sock pattern for Novita Nalle, the yarn that I was using, and took the number of stitches and measures from that. The reason why I wanted to use a pattern for the measures was that as the socks were a gift it meant that trying them on my own foot would not help in getting the size even close to a normal foot.
After knitting one pair I wanted to try how the socks would look like with another colorway, so I knitted another pair. While finishing the socks I heard about a call for socks for youth in foster care, so there was a good recipient for this other pair of socks. I don't know if hand-knitted socks are really what you need at that point, but if an organisation that's working with foster care youth asks for socks for the teens that's enough for me. I hope one kid is happy with the socks, knowing that someone put time and effort in knitting socks for her.