The parade of Christmas gifts continues! In 2014, I knitted socks for my dad and my mom was clearly jealous. So I knew that for 2015, I was going to make a pair for her. (Please excuse my blinding white legs in the photo.)
I actually made these socks before any of the other Christmas gifts. I finished these in August, you guys. AUGUST. Of course, that doesn't mean that I finished other gifts on time. but I was proud to get started so early. Baby steps.
Pattern: Tadpole Socks (FREE pattern on Craftsy!)
Yarn: Mustard Seed Yarn Lab Hand-Dyed Fingering Weight in Seaweed
I picked up this yarn from a fiber swap. You can't really see from the photo, but the yarn is a little bit sparkly thanks to the metallic. There's also some silk in there. Pretty luxurious.
The pattern is a lot easier than it looks. There's a chart, but you memorize it pretty quickly and don't have to constantly refer to it. The twists might look a little like cables from the angle above, but they're not, so don't worry if you don't have experience with cables.
My mom loved the socks, but of course my dad complained that he didn't get a pair. I suppose I should just make socks for both of them every year. I had no idea socks would be such a popular gift!