Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Priority Mail

blue sock monkeyJust imagine: socks have wings. Early August found me (and hundreds of my counterparts) in line at post offices in 26 countries, sending pairs of socks flying across the globe. I know that not all socks have reached their final destination quite yet but for me, my first Sockapalooza experience has been an unqualified success! Thank you, Alison, for coordinating all of us Sockapaloozas worldwide.

Although she's originally from Germany, it turns out my downstream pal lives right here in Chicago. I was concerned that the socks I made for her might've missed the mark in some way (pattern, color, fit) but, according to my pal Elisabeth, I worried needlessly.

As I gave, so did I receive - or something like that. Yesterday, there was a heavy box in my mail. I was not patient or kind as I ripped the brown paper skin away to get to the aromatic goodness inside:

Rachel's sage green socks, candle and Santa Barbara post cardsKaren wearing new green socksThank you, Rachel from Santa Barbara, California. I know you knit and frogged and reknit these beautiful socks as you searched for just the right pattern and fit. Believe me, this sage colored Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool makes for some luxurious footwear. Perfect!



Blogger Courtney said...

I have been wanting to knit that pattern, seeing them on your feet inspires me!
They are lovely and I am so excited to see people getting their socks in the mail. I can't WAIT to get mine!

8/07/2007 11:32:00 AM  
Blogger Pirate Alice said...

Oooh Pretty! And they match that rug nicely too, hee!

8/07/2007 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous colleen said...

Oooh, pretty socks.

8/07/2007 01:02:00 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Silky Wool for socks--seems like a great idea! I will have to take a second look at that pattern, since I have some Silky Wool in my Stash.

Enjoy your new socks!

8/07/2007 01:13:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Those socks are beautiful and the yarn looks heavenly to the touch.

8/07/2007 03:39:00 PM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

What pretty socks. I have been admiring that pattern, too. They look lovely on you.

8/07/2007 04:06:00 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Silky wool socks -- how nice!

I think your pal was my pal!

8/07/2007 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous KarenJoSeattle said...

OOh, that yarn would make great socks -- and sweaters. You know me and anything with silk. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

8/07/2007 07:29:00 PM  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

Beautiful socks and a lovely package from your sockpal!

8/07/2007 11:44:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Beautiful new socks and a perfect fit! Lovely candle and post cards too!

8/08/2007 02:17:00 AM  
Blogger Elisabeth said...

These are beautiful socks, very nice yarn.
Too bad that it is so hot in Chicago now since I cannot wait to wear the socks from you.

8/08/2007 09:30:00 AM  
Blogger mc78 said...


8/08/2007 10:53:00 AM  
Blogger bellamoden said...

Oh gorgeous pattern! And silky wool, aha, inspired choice.... you're so lucky!

8/08/2007 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous lynette said...

what a lovely gift set and beautiful pair of socks.

8/09/2007 10:10:00 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Such lovely socks! And the silky wool must feel wonderful on the toes.

8/10/2007 03:30:00 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

Lucky YOU! Those are perfect!

8/14/2007 07:37:00 AM  

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