I completed the socks I was working on last week.
And proof of the second sock!
I am calling this design “Nancy’s Socks.” This is for the simple reason that I designed and knit these socks for someone named Nancy.
Nancy is the mother of one of my closest friends. Last month she moved from her home into an assisted living facility in another state (close to her daughter). I went with my friend to see the facility a few days before her mom moved in. It’s a very nice place — clean, cheerful, and with a very friendly staff. But still, I know it is a tremendous upheaval for someone to move from her own home into such a different situation. I wanted to do a little something for her, sort of a “welcome to your new home” gift. Hence the socks.
I’m offering the pattern as a freebie on my site. The pdf is available for download, here. It is also linked to from my free patterns page. It is a very easy pattern, and I thought quite fun to knit. It is made from fingering weight sock yarn and I’m offering the pattern in a wide range of sizes. I think it will look equally nice knit in a solid color or variegated because it is a simple lace rib.
I hope that some of you who download it will knit a pair for someone in assisted living, or in a hospital, or heck — just knit a pair for a friend!
And here is proof that Lucy does move from time to time.