Socks are one of the most common knitted accessories, and anyone who has a pair of custom made socks will tell you that they just fit better and hug your feet. To that end I decided to set myself a goal of knitting 12 pairs of socks this year. January's pair of socks goes to my most devoted enabler my mom :)
Knit using 300 yards of Knit Picks Stroll Heather sock yarn. These were a lovely cuff-down pattern to be found here. My only complaint is that when working cuff-down patterns you must always ensure that you have enough yarn to finish and so I never lengthen the cuff as I would if I were knitting toe-up socks. The toe-up design allows you to make the most of your sock yarn in my opinion.