Last fall I gave a family friend a pair of hand needle knit socks. She had just been diagnosed with a very bad form of cancer and I wanted to bring her spirits up. I gave her the socks and a nice card with a note of encouragement. The socks in the picture on the right are her socks - and, thankfully, she has recently been told by her doctors that her cancer is in complete remission!
Now as I just finished a large knitting project for another friends baby shower, I needed (yes needed) to start something new and quick. I had leftover yarn from knitting those socks and in the aim of reducing my yarn stash I decided to knit myself a pair of footie socks. Now you know I love easy-to-slip on footwear (scuffie slippers & princess slippers)! So I took a great(!) sock knitting pattern I had previously purchased and instead of knitting the entire top cuff, cause I didn't have enough leftovers for that, I cast on with a smaller size needle and worked the cuff 1 x 1 ribbing for 3/4 of an inch. Then I followed the sock directions from the heel on in the regular size needle. The result are these oh so cute footie socks!