For the first time in what feels like a very long time, I have a…
Socks for Lucy
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.
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sweet. and i love the label.
So pretty! I love the flash of green at the heal. Lucy is lucky, but Lucy deserves them, too.
Very nice – both the socks and the mothering.
Wonderful! She’s going to love them — and yes, it’s cold in upstate New York!! (although usually in my opinion they keep the dorms way too HOT)
Marvelous colors … Lucy will love them!
Lucky Lucy – they’re lovely!
Oh Carole – how sweet. What a wonderful age to have another “grown up” friend too!
So pretty – love that little flash of pooling around the gusset!
What a lovely gift! I had a family friend who used to send the most wonderful care packages when I was a freshman in college. Now I’m 36 & a 3rd year law student. No care packages anymore. Huh. Go figure. Maybe that’s why I keep ordering yarn? 😉
She’s going to love them! They’re beautiful.
Oh, lucky Lucy!
Lucky…Lucky Lucy! They’re so pretty and festive!!
Those are great! I love the funky green flash at the heel – that will pep her up when it’s dark and cold outside.
she’ll be the coolest kid on campus in those beauties.
Love the socks, especially the bright little green patch!! I’m sure Lucy will appreciate the handknit goodness! I hope to be a little bit faster of a knitter one day so I can churn out socks like you!
Lucky Lucy, for both the socks and the friend.
I like the bright fun colors!
Great socks! It’s important to have a good first year in college – there are so many adjustments to make and little things can mean a lot.
Those will make her very happy! 60 stitches, eh? I think I’ve been making my socks too big, even 64 stitches is a bit loose. Next pair, I’m dropping a few stitches!
Adorable socks. I hope Lucy likes them!
Nice socks. I’m sure they’ll be perfect. I love the label.
Wonderful gift! I’m sure she’ll love them.
She’s sure to love them!
As one who went to college in upstate NY, I can vouch for the fact that those socks will be very much appriciated! What a kind gift.
Fabulous! You and the socks.
Beautiful socks!!! Are the gift tags online? Perfect wrap for the socks!!
60 stitches on what size needles? My socks have been a bit loose also.
Pretty! Great label.
They are gorgeous, and should be perfect for a college gal!
May I ask about your labels, and how you make them?
A nice gesture, and a beautiful pair of socks! I love your packaging, too!
Pretty! There’s nothing better than warm and happy feet.
I love the spot of lime green
What perfect colorful socks for a college student!
Think Lucy is a very lucky college student to have you for a friend! She’s going to love those!
Well, aren’t you the one?! I bet most young college grrls could use just such a fairy godmother, emailing and plotting gifts.
okay carole – somehow we are connected on many levels…you live near boston (my mom’s hometown and an area I hold dear due to visits to gram and gramps in Newton Centre)… you know my friend shae and taught her em to knit… you love books and work in a lib…I love books and work in a bookstore…you are a reenactor…my son dreams to be one and works at a living history museum…and his current 8th grade soc. studies teacher is one…..sooo wild
Love the socks – I’m sure they’ll go to good use since it is freaking cold in upstate NY – she’ll be the envy of all her classmates! ;o)
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