Can I just tell you how much I adore my new socks? That's right, I received a lover-ly pair of brand new socks in the mail yesterday from Kira, who turns out to be the person knitting for me in the Blooming Feet Sock Swap. And they wear like a dream. Soft and fit life a glove. What do you think? Don't you like the color and the coordinating solid color cuff, heel and toe? What detail!
Kira really went the extra mile- the socks were fit into a wrapper that she printed herself, and she included a nice card, some delphinium seeds and a bag of salt water taffy from her city's boardwalk (which reminded me of all the taffy I ate while living at the Jersey shore). The taffy was quickly eaten last night by Joe and I while watching Law and Order. I would have most likely eaten it myself if he hadn't spotted it before I could hide it. What?! It was TAFFY!
The funny thing is, I had a feeling about these gorgeous socks. I wasn't SURE they were for me, but my mind must have made some connection, because weeks ago when I bought a new sweater I actually thought, this would go nicely with THOSE socks! Seriously. Tomorrow I'm wearing them together.
While watching the progress of these socks on Kira's blog, I decided to start a pair of the Embossed Leaves socks from the Winter issue of Interweave Knits Magazine for my Sockapaloooza pal. I liked how hers (now MINE!!) were turning out, so I decided to do a pair myself, using Fleece Artist merino in the Ivory colorway (shown at right). It's a really nice Ivory tinged with pink and purple-ish gray. I can certainly now appreciate the work this pattern took, as I tore it out twice before getting my yarn overs to look like they should in the pattern. I have now finished one sock and started the second one.