Just to clarify, this is the name of the pattern rather than the recipient. Although I was reading something about considering the meaning behind the patterns we crafters choose and it’s interesting that for many years I probably did consider my mother my nemesis. Anyway, this is a beautiful pattern that does require more concentration than your standard sock but I think it’s worth it.

I’ve done a little messing with the pattern. I really like satin stitch for my heels because it seems much more durable so I did sl1p1 on the WS of the heel flap rather than P. It did alter the texture of the pattern a bit but I don’t think a non-knitter would notice.