Thursday, December 29, 2005
I Am The Luckiest Sock Pal On Earth!!!
My secret socks from the sock exchange arrived today!!! We live in an apartment, so the phone rings when someone pushes the buzzer. I slept in this morning, but I heard the phone ring at 10 am. At first, I thought, "Who could that be? I hope it's for Stu, so I don't have to get up". Then it occurred to me that it might be my socks, but I tried not to get too excited in case it wasn't. Then I heard Stu on the phone saying, "Well, can I just come down and sign for her?". Then I was like, O My GOD!! It must be my socks!!!
I got up and he had left the package on top of my laptop, and I ripped into it as fast as I could. My jaw dropped as I laid my eyes on the most beautiful socks I had ever seen! (actually, I restrained myself, and opened the card first, but quickly).
My sock pal is Kathy from Kaffeinated Knits, and let me tell you, she has sock talent like no other knitter! Actually, I must confess, I had been visiting her blog over the course of the exchange, and I was really really hoping that she was my sock pal, because the socks she was knitting for her pal (me!!!) were really pretty. She also included some pretty little stitch markers, perfect for any sock project. These are my first beaded stitch markers, and I just love them!
Kathy reaffirms that knitters really are the best people, because with no colour or pattern instruction, she managed to make my perfect dream socks. I've been wearing them all morning with my pant legs pulled up so I can see them.
The yarn is from Sunshine Yarns in the Sweet Dreams colourway. This yarn is so beautiful that no picture could ever fully do it justice.
Kathy used the Elfine pattern by Anna Bell, and let me tell you, it is the most beautiful lacework I have ever seen. It even looks cool on the inside!
Thank you so much Kathy!! You have made my day, my month, and maybe even my year!!