Stephanie's birthday was last Monday. Guess when I finally sent her a present? Sigh. Better late than never, I suppose.
These are called "Spa Socks" from Vogue Knitting's Knit 1, a magazine I usually never even bother to flip through because the patterns are generally too odd for my taste. The spring issue had a yoga section, which was full of useless, ugly patterns, except for these:
I didn't make these because Steph teaches yoga and I thought she'd curl up with them after a refreshing session of contortions and meditations. I made them because I thought she would like them. And as far as I know, she does!
Check out the fish buttons:
Pattern: Spa Socks from Vogue Knitting's Knit 1
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas organic grown cotton in the color sage, 1 skein
Comments: I can safely say these are the fastest pair of socks I've ever knit. A short cuff and size 8 needles for a gauge of 4.5 stitches to 1" certainly helped. I love the button detail on these. I'm not sure how practical they are for wearing outside the home. The socks are thick enough they would probably be uncomfortable worn with shoes, but seeing as Stephanie works at home as a writer, I didn't figure it matters too much.
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