Friday, August 10, 2007


I got my sockapalooza socks! My pal Johanna completely blew my mind. My crew thinks I'm nuts cuz I keep making socks for complete strangers. There is a reason I love these swaps so much.

I opened up my palooza package and the first thing I see is this smallish skein of yarn. I think to myself "um.... this is possibly the littest skein ever - what am I going to do with it?" I'm also thinking - I'm not really lovin the colors but I have faith in my pal and move on to see what else the package holds.

Then I see these - OMG how flippin cute are these little things!! They're a gift for Allison.

I definitely got a little weepy I was so touched that she was nice enough to send a little something for my friend's baby. She makes them herself and sells them in her shop if you need to get a pair for any little ones you know. I can't wait to put them on Allison's little feet.

Then I open these. OMG! LOVE THEM!
Apparently that smallish skein is the leftovers from these beauties. She actually re-hanked the yarn instead of sending a little ball - that totally threw me - I though she'd bought an itty bitty skein of yarn. ;) She also, unlike yours truly, remembered to take a picture of the itty bitty skein - it's a lot of yarn for leftovers. You see why I was confused. Right?

I LOVE my socks. See this is why these swaps are cool - they force you out of your box. I probably wouldn't have picked up this skein of yarn. But I love these socks just the same. It occurred to me as I was taking the pictures that I'll might even wear these socks more than some of the other hand knit socks in my drawer because of the colors.

The colors are really great - worked up - I still have doubts about the skein - it looks a little muddy. The fit is positively fantastic! I'm awed by the ability of people to get it perfect without my feet - when I've got my feet right here and I screw it up every time!

Thank you Johanna my socks are awesome & I will wear them to death making the little skein a very useful thing to have. ;)

Awe, how glowingly nice! You took such beautiful pictures of them too. It was a pleasure to knit for you, I hope you do wear them to death... there is no better compliment!
Your socks are fab! Love the pattern - I've earmarked it for myself!
Love the socks! She did a really great job and those baby booties are too cute!
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