Look at the gorgeous socks my Sockapalooza 4 pal, Ellen (who seems to be blog-free), made for me!
Aren't they completely beautiful? She used Dream in Color Smooshy sock yarn in what looks like the Nightwatch colorway and a lovely lacey pattern with cable-like detail (which she chose because she noticed how much I like cables!).
Here are some more views of them:
I couldn't be more pleased!
But wait... there's more!
Bonus socks which Ellen had made for herself, but turned out too big for her! She had hoped they would fit me, but, alas, they're a bit too long in the foot. She told me to re-gift them if they didn't fit, but I love the socks (done in a lovely, soft cotton sock yarn - great for summer), so I'm considering performing a little toe surgery to make them fit. They have a wonderful cuff pattern, and the salmon, raspberry, and blue striping is such fun to look at!
It turns out that Ellen is from Austin, Texas, and she wanted to share a little piece of it with me:
What a deliciously scented piece it is! In her note she explained:
"That soap is handmade locally and is a combination of all the things that are best about south Austin."
She went on:
"Please enjoy. You may find the odd dog or cat hair/fur... I have 3 dogs and 4 cats, so it's a bit hard to keep completely beast free in my house. Happy Sock Day, Ellen"
Well, that sounds familiar (here a hair, there a hair, everywhere a cat hair)...
Thanks so much, Ellen! (What a fantastic sock pal!)
P.S. Bug and Moana are on strike for the day, so no goofy kitty pictures - but don't worry, there will be more in the future...