Pattern: Happy Birthday!

When I was packing for my trip I could decide what knitting to bring with me. Cotton didn’t sound fun, charts were too much effort, and my current projects were too big. Then a light bulb went off - Socks. These are all reasons that I knit socks. So, I started digging through my sock yarn for the perfect skein. Hello, Sex Kitten.

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Somehow, I managed to wait until I was in the car and headed to Savannah before I cast on for a perfectly bright pair of stockinette socks. I carried them with me everywhere - walking Tybee Island, strolling Savannah (and it’s various yarn shops), and just relaxing in front of the TV. They weren’t finished when we got back home - mainly, because I started reading Game of Thrones - but they’re a fun reminder of my trip all the same.

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Another reason I started a pair of socks was because I thought they’d be a fun birthday gift. Today is my birthday and I managed to finish them with a few days to spare. It had been awhile since I’d knit a pair of socks but I still remembered my old favorites: the wide toe, a column of gusset increases, and a reinforced heel flap. Along with the off the wall colors, these are an amazing pair of socks.

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Not only am I another year older but so is the blog at the ripe old age of two. To celebrate both our birthdays, I’m giving away the pattern for this fun pair of socks as a gift. Have fun!

Happy Birthday! Socks | download | ravelry |

Yarn: MacKintosh Yarns Chubby Sock - Sex Kitten

Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) Gauge: 7st/9 rows = 1”

Sizes: 7.5” and 8.5”