Remember the Florida Trip socks? I said I was knitting them for my mom, but actually I was knitting them as a surprise gift for a dear friend whom I’ve known for over twenty-five years. Sometimes she reads this blog, and I didn’t want to take the chance that she’d learn what I was making for her birthday gift.
Anyway, I mailed them to her in Hawaii, and she sent me a photo to let me know that they’d arrived and fit perfectly. She has small feet like my mom, and I used a cardboard template of my mom’s footprint to figure out the fit. These were the first pair of socks that I knit with the fish lips kiss heel. The fact that the socks fit with no bagging around the ankles fully confirms my decision to throw away the gusset heel pattern and stick with short row heels from now on.