Monday, July 21, 2014

Socks #16 (or #14. Whatever): Birthday Socks!

I'm not a big one for celebrating my birthday. When I was little, most of my school friends were gone on vacation so there were no big parties. When I was a teenager, there would be this massive pool party at my parents' house the weekend around my birthday but it wasn't for my birthday, it was an exchange student thing. Which was pretty awesome and we would have a cake during that, but mostly it was the massive number of exchange students that was awesome and my birthday was incidental.

Regardless, I do use my birthday as an excuse to justify buying myself something I want. This year? Socks!

Watermelon Socks

Okay, so I bought the yarn and made the socks, but the socks were my present to me so I had to, you know, knit them. Which I did. Just in the nick of time!

I thought watermelon socks were super appropriate since watermelon, summer and my birthday are all tied up together in my head. I don't know if I've really had lots of watermelons on my birthday or what, but watermelons make me think of summer by the pool. And gven that my birthday is smack in the middle of summer, I ended up associating the three.

But honestly, who wouldn't love watermelon socks, right?

This is the second pair of socks I've done an anatomical toe on. The first ones weren't tailor made for my foot, though, but rather a general anatomical toe. These though, I did math and made a chart made specifically for my toe shape and my knitting gauge. No seriously. I am that much of a sock knitting nerd right now. See?

Anatomical Toes Anatomical Toe Chart

But my nerdiness has paid off! The socks fit perfectly! Honestly, I might end up having to do this toe more often.

So happy (slightly early) birthday to me! Yay socks!


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