I'm really sorry about the socks. Despite my best efforts, my gauge was off.
I'm feel terrible that they are way too big for you. I used the child-sized pattern and everything seemed like it was going along perfectly. And I know that this was some of your favorite yarn ever -- unfortunately it was a one of a kind skein I dyed without making notes.
The socks were very fun to knit and I feel so bad, my darling daughter, that you won't be wearing them. I am, however, going to enjoy wearing them myself. Gauge can be a bad thing that way. I hope you will learn from my bad ways and not repeat my mistakes when you are a grown knitter.