Reggie also included lots of other goodies! After I called Rowan and told her all about the socks (I love sisters, but sometimes I wonder if she just tunes out now that I talk about knitting...she said Sockapalooza Pal? What's that? Seriously!! Doesn't she remember me being a bit sad sending off my socks?!), I opened up the box to discover the cutest notepads (that's David from No David! One of my favorite kid books- its a staple at work for social groups!), a shawl pin, nylon for reinforcing dad's socks, a postcard from her town that's already on the fridge, and...that's right...I see you drooling over it...her own HANDSPUN ANGORA!!! How cool is my pal!!
Here's a close up of her handspun. It is soooooooo soft!! Thank you thank you Reggie!!
To be honest, as excited as I was to be part of the 1000 paloozers, I am still new to the sock knitting love and was a bit sad to send away my socks to my pal (thank goodness she loves them!). It made me wonder if I would do it again next year (is that selfish??). But I take it all back now! Having someone knit socks for me is so worth it!!!! Okay, enough exclamation points...you all get it. I'm a happy girl.
Oops. I almost forgot. Thank you all for your wonderful comments on my Embossed Leaves socks and my cute new shoes. Maybe another reason why I love my sockapalooza socks is that they match the other pair of Mary Janes I got (sale!).
And its still a bit chilly here in Northern California, so I still haven't taken my socks off!
Happy Sockapalooza!! xoxoxo Irishgirlieknits