Thursday, August 09, 2007

Look What I Got!!! Lookeee!

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My Sockapalooza socks arrived today, and they are fantastic! Jennifer did a great job on all counts--the pattern, the fit, and the yarn are all great. I couldn't be happier! I was admiring this very pattern (Merino Lace Socks from Favorite Socks) earlier today when looking at some other Sockapalooza-ers sites, it was a little shocking to take them out of the package. The slipped stitch heel will hold up well with the closed-heel clogs that I wear all the time. Here's one on my foot (can't get both up on the desk at once!):

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Look at the pretty lace and the tiny stitches, knit on size 0 needles! I said look at them!

I didn't give Jennifer much info to go on, and as time went by I was a little worried that I am a little pickier than I let on. For instance, I told her that there aren't any colors that I really hate, and then a few days later I remembered that I hate the color teal (except the tiny bit on the M's uniforms). Whew! No teal--instead this yarn (Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Denim) is a great shade of blue, which is of course one of my favorite colors.

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Here's another photo. I was trying to point my toe, I don't actually have a deformed foot. Look at those lacey, cabley columns! I can't wait for the fall weather so that I can take these babies out on the road.

6 comments:

Toby said...

I usually just lurk, but I wanted to say those are beautiful socks you received! I love that pattern, yet I overlooked it at first because the photos in the book don't show the stitch pattern so well.

I love your socks too! That's what originally drew me to your blog.

Cactusneedles said...

Great, great socks. She did a wonderful job!:)

www.knittingnutter.com said...

Those are beautiful socks - you lucky so and so.

Jennifer said...

Good thing I didn't pick teal! ;) I figured it would be pretty hard not to like the denim.

I'm so glad that you like them so much and that they fit you so well! I had a lot of fun making them for you.

strikkegal said...

Lovely socks!!!! :) You're lucky!

Angela said...

Beautiful! Love the packaging of the knitted socks too! What a wonderful gift to recieve!