The only other pair of gift socks I've made so far this year was actually started back in the summer of 2010. This was a kit (pattern + yarn + commemorative stitch marker) which was sold as a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen foundation by Knitters Brewing Company. I didn't want to make pink ribbon socks, but Wendy from KBC posted a list of awareness ribbon colors. I saw that purple was the awareness ribbon color for Cystic Fibrosis, and that was it. My friend Carrie and her husband lost a daughter to CF some years back. It wasn't so much that I thought she needed more awareness of CF, but it was a way to honor the life and memory of her daughter. I set these aside several times, as they're a bit complicated, and I needed to focus when I was working on them, not be watching TV or anything else at the same time. I finished them in June, but didn't give them to Carrie until late July -- ironically just a day or two after her birthday, which I wasn't aware of until I gave them to her ;-) Gotta love those happy accidents! Anyhow, here they are, though the color's off a bit. They're a lovely medium purple shade in real life:
Carrie liked them, and apparently her grandmother used to knit for her, so I struck a nice chord on several levels. Win!
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