Lucy is the daughter of my friend and colleague Amy. I have known Lucy since she was 10 years old and I’ve always had a special place in my heart for her. You see, Lucy is the one who connected us with our first Civil War reenacting group. It’s a long story but the quick version is that Lucy’s 8th grade history teacher was a reenactor and she knew that we had a burning passion for the Civil War and she got us together. We’ve taken Lucy with us to a few living histories over the years and she’s really a great young woman.
Lucy started college this fall in upstate New York and when she did I started sending her emails. You know, just checking in, seeing how she was adjusting, offering a friendly voice in case she was lonely or just needed a friend. Turns out, what she needed was socks. It’s cold in upstate New York!
The yarn is Claudia’s Handpaint from the Loopy Ewe. The pattern is just a 60 stitch picot edge sock.
Lucy told me that her favorite color is pink but that she likes lots of other colors, too. I think these fit the bill.
I wouldn’t knit socks for just any college freshman. Lucy is special and I’m so glad I could offer her a little bit of love in the form of a pair of socks.