Hey! I made a pair of socks. Actually, I made them a while ago, but I gifted them had to keep it quiet until then.
Last summer, my dear aunt who lives in the balmy climes of North Carolina declared, "why haven't I gotten a pair of socks yet??"
I had no response to that, except I thought there wasn't enough of a winter down south to need wool socks. Apparently, I'm very disillusioned about regional climates, as they do occasionally get cold and snow, but also 70 degree days in January. True, her three sisters and both her parents had gotten socks from me, but they all live in places where winter means a range of weather-related discomforts. I didn't mean to snub, I just plead ignorance.
I made sure she got her socks.
The pattern is called Snow Queen, I wanted to do something mostly plain to show off the gorgeous Regia Ombre stripe yarn (the color is called "Frost"). I'm not a huge fan of pastels, but these were just such a calming, perfectly harmonious color combination, I fell in love.
I knitted these mostly on the trail. They bring back fond memories of warm sun and wildflowers and blue skies.
Here's to warm toes, no matter where you live.