My mom has perfect feet. She likes to stick them out and say things to me like “look at my feet…aren’t they perfect?” Then she will ask to look at my feet and after a close scrutiny, “yours are nice, but not quite perfect like mine.” I have even heard her say “it is too bad none of my kids inherited my feet.”
Perhaps these things skip a generation. Who knows? What I do know is perfect feet deserve handknit socks, even if their owner is a tad egotistical–hehe, just kidding mom.
(Oh, and for the record, “perfect” feet mean that your toes are perfectly arched and each toe from your big toe down gets proportionally smaller. My second toe is the same length as my big toe making my feet not quite perfect.)
The color of these are really a pale blue/purple/gray–thanks to Kara for taking the picture for me and bringing the socks to my mom in Hong Kong. I am a tad delayed on posting about these socks as they were a Christmas gift. Kara knit a pair for my Dad. The socks look almost as good together as my parents do.
Pattern: Log Cabin Socks
Source: Handknit Holidays
Yarn: Alpaca with a Twist Highlander
Needles: US 4 dpns
Mods: I knit the socks with a thicker yarn than the pattern calls for and with a smaller needle. This gave me two results: really sore fingers and a really thick fabric which makes for a super warm sock.
Notes: The yarn I knit with suited the style of these socks perfectly I thought. Very soft, and I love the flecks of color.
I love, love, love these socks. I feel like they are the definitive “comfy, wear around the house on a cold day” sock pattern. Next winter I might just have to knit my imperfect feet a pair.
Unrelated side note: I thought I should give you the update on my bump of unknown origin. I am admittedly not very good about things like going to the doctor. I really took your comments to heart though and have been looking around for a doctor–since I don’t have one yet. However, since I posted, the bump has been going down in size and is no longer sensitive at all. I happened to see a doctor socially tonight and asked him to look at it and let me know if I needed to worry. He said that whatever it was (maybe an infection) is on the mend and nothing to worry about. So thanks again for your gentle nudges to not take my health lightly.