So my detective skills weren’t needed for very long. Driving into my driveway tonight, what did I see outside my door? Yup, a package. And not just any package. My toasty toes package. YEA!!!
I know you are all wondering who my pal was…my earlier guesses were dead wrong. But even before I opened the package, I knew who it was. Earlier today I visted KT’s blog and saw her finished socks. As soon as I saw them I knew they were for me. I can’t explain how I knew. I just did. But of course I couldn’t announce this to you all in case I was, well, wrong. I am so glad I wasn’t.
First. The package. I LOVE packages and stuff wrapped in tissue.
That is what I got. Here is what was inside:
Oh my goodness oh my goodness!!! Take a look at it all. Let’s start with the yarn. 2 Skeins of the most stunning fall colored Lornas Laces sock yarn. Beautiful and oh so soft. Then there is the chocolate. 2 bars of delectable belgian chocolate. Yum. I also got cute candle holders and thanksgiving colored corn candles. So cute and seasonal. Also, KT sent me a bonus present sure to make my favorite aspiring knitter very very happy.
Can you believe even Emma gets a present? I am in awe of the thought that went into every aspect of this package. Thank you, thank you. I couldn’t imagine a more fun package.
Oh wait…you want to see the socks? Oh the socks.
Yup, she made a label. First, the socks are this amazing shade of green (my favorite color–KT, not to worry about the color, you got it exactly right.) Second, they are long. I LOVE long socks.
Look at how the cable row pops. I love how the sock looks. And the fit…well, it is perfect.
You want to see my absolute favorite part of the sock? The toe.
I love how the ribbing goes all the way to the top. It is pleasing.
You ready for the shocking news? These were KT’s first pair of socks! Her first. As in she hadn’t knitted socks before these. The first few socks I knit are long ago forgotten, frogged, and for very good reason. KT, I can’t believe you parted with these socks, not only because they are awesome but also for sentimental reasons. Although, I am glad you did. I promise I will take good care of them. Thank you for my socks. I heart them.
The following 18 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
yay! so your detective skills finally came around. nice job! what a fantabulous package. very lucky :0) x
Yay Erin! Yay KT!
Awesome socks!! I must be the only knitter in the world who hasn’t used koigu kpppm! ‘Scuze me, I’ve gotta go do some yarn shopping…they look so squishy and soft and warm! I gotta get in on this secretpal/sock-swappin’, too! It looks like so much fun!
Those socks are just as amazing as you said last night. And that’s the Gold Hill colorway of Lorna’s, right? Oh, how I *heart* that colorway.
You got lovely socks! And lovely sock yarn! And lovely goodies!!
What a great pal you also got!!
OOH! I’m green with envy–ha! 😉
Love the socks! But I have to say, I would love to have the Hello Kitty stuff, lol, I used to love that stuff back a few years ago. Enjoy all the goodies.
ooh beautiful socks! yay the suspense is over.
You are one lucky grrl on so many levels. KT did a fabulous job of knitting and giving, too!
I love those socks. I still can’t believe they were her first pair!
Ooohhh! Lucky you! Gorgeous socks and gifts. Enjoy them well!
what fabulous socks – and they even have cables.. listen and you’ll hear the sounds of clapping hands coming to you from the west coast. KT rocks!
Clearly the disappointment of not being my recipient is easily tempered by those incredible socks LOL! – KT has really come through (I still can’t believe it is her first pair). You were superbly spoiled which is terrific. Enjoy the socks (as the list of suspects gets smaller LOL) and your goodies. Nice job KT!
I love those socks. I’m so happy for you. They are truly beautiful and I can’t believe those were er first socks ever. I don’t and won’t! It’s not possible. My first pair of socks were serviceable, but never that good. I’m awed by her handiwork.
What a sweet and generous pal you got! The socks are lovely!
Wowee, those are her first socks! I almost don’t believe it! What a lucky swapper pal you are! I am jealous.
Those are a fab pair of socks! Loved the color and the pattern they look so comfy!
Oh, that is so cool to have the first pair of socks made by a knitter! I remember those days…when I was a young sock knitter…alive with possibilities…unspoilt by self-striping yarn…I didn’t even have enough sock yarn in the house to make more than a couple pairs…
How quickly things change. 😀