I came home from work a couple of days ago at the end of a hot, steamy, bad traffic day, and saw a box awaiting me--my Sockapalooza socks were here! I had almost forgotten that along with GIVING socks, I would also be GETTING socks!
My Sock Pal is the best! Karen is so sweet and made me the most gorgeous socks: The Waterfall Rib Pattern from one of my favorite sock books, Sensational Knitted Socks. The yarn is Koigu KPPM in a beautiful green and lavender colorway--I'm afraid my photos (since it's a gloomy, rainy day today) don't do it justice. They fit PERFECTLY.
Also in the box was the new Vogue Knitting 25th Anniversary issue, which I had been dying for since before we went on vacation! There was also a delicious raspberry grapefruit hand lotion, a pretty package of stationery, a lovely blank book and a roll of Baroque-patterned ribbon. All just wonderful gifts--THANK YOU SO MUCH, KAREN!!
I was happy to hear that my socks were received in Australia by Celia, and they fit her too! So all is very well in Sockapalooza land. I would definitely do this swap again.