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!


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

FO: At Last!

blue sock monkeyCan you believe it? Who knew it would take this long to finish a pair of socks? I certainly didn't. At last, my Sockapalooza 4 pal's pair is all sewn up. I started these socks in early May and it took 3 weeks to finish Sock, the first. It took slightly less time for the mate. OK, not really, but I perceive it as less time. A girl's gotta dream, eh?

So here they are, all ready for shipping on August 2nd. I even have a few little extras planned which I think my pal will approve of. What can I say? I'm a giver.

Mona Socks

Pattern: Mona, by Cookie A.
Yarn: Yarn All Over, Moss colorway, approximately 400 yards of superwash merino wool.
Modifications: Absolutely none. The pattern was perfect as is.

By the way, just in case you were wondering about the colorful bits sticking out from the top of the socks, I've gotten some fabulous new sock blockers, courtesy of Leggy Creations. They're cats and mice partying and they are so cute, in a style that is vaguely reminiscent of Guy Buffet's whimsical French waiter.

Labels: , ,