Pattern and Yarn sitting in a tree...... K I S S I N G
Oh I am in love. In Love. IN LOVE!! Y'all, it's a good thing these socks weren't made for my foot or I might completely flake on the Sockapalooza thing and keep them. But have no fear. There's a skein of Lisa Souza Jonquil with Loksins written all over it just waiting for me to get these finished!!* Sock #1 took four days. Let's hope its twin has an equally quick and painless delivery!!
*When I was nearly finished with this sock earlier today Emeline wanted to try it on. I said Emeline, I don't want you to try this sock on. How about if I make you some socks of your own?? She looked at me like she never thought such a thing was possible! She said, "I would like to have a sock!" I suggested maybe I could even make two. Stay tuned for Emeline's yarn selection process. It's sure to be a special day. :)
In the mean time.... the mail came today. Just as I was finishing this sock. I had about two rows left on the toe and I heard the mail carrier walk across the porch, lift the squeaky hinge on the mail box.... then a slight thump. A package? Are we expecting a package? Another surprise from super square knitter Lana for the afghan project? I got up from my chair and checked. Hm. A small package. From Chicago. From Elisabeth in Chicago. Huh. I don't know an Elisabeth in Chicago. Maybe she's a friend of Christine or Nancy or Amy? I was stumped.
I opened the package expecting afghan squares! What a delightful surprise to find a nice post card explaining that she was my Sockapalooza pal, describing the socks - telling me the pattern and yarn used (but not color). Wow! I've been so focused on the afghan project and finishing the socks that I'm knitting for my sock pal that I had completely forgotten that someone somewhere was knitting socks for ME!! hehe And then - *gulp* - reality set in. I haven't finished the socks I'm knitting yet. *sigh* So. This is as far as we get. I haven't opened the package. I have not seen the socks. Nor whatever surprises await in the other little packages that Elisabeth has included for me. She even knit an afghan square! My outgoing package is past due. My Hogwarts sock swap package hasn't been sent yet either. Nor my package to Marisol for the last Special Swap. So this package will wait and those three packages (plus at least one or two others, I hope) will be in the mail before I can open this.
My dear sweet sock knitter Elisabeth in Chicago, I don't have your email! I have no idea if you've got a blog! I won't be checking Alison's list because I don't want to spoil the surprise for myself. Thank you so much for the lovely package - I can't wait to open it! :)
I'm going to cast on for sock #2. Wish me some fast knitting!!