Bloomin' Gorgeous Feet and other goodness

06 May 2007
I'm back, from being gone this week, and I was greeted by TWO international packages; one parcel and one box. (I *LOVE* international packages LOL).

The box contained...

My beautiful Bloomin' Feet socks (see below), a cute keyring sock blocker that was sporting a sock that matches my Bloomin' Feet socks, some Trader Joe's chocolate (smells delicious but I haven't opened it yet), 2 skeins of Artyarns Supermerino in the most wonderful purple colourway (#126) and a set of Clover bamboo DPNs size 2/2.75mm which is a size I can't get here (we can only get 2.5mm, 3mm, 3.5mm, 4mm & 4.5mm in Clover bamboo DPNs)!

Yarn: Socks That Rock in the "Lapis" colourway
Pattern: Here There Be Dragons
Knitted by (& package from) Hillary!

Hillary, you really "nailed" me with your colour, yarn, pattern and goodies choices! I've had the pattern on my list of "socks I want to knit" for ages now and the colours are "me" all over. The socks fit beautifully! They're very comfortable and toasty warm. I particularly love the way the pattern continues down the heel flap, which works perfectly for wearing them with my Crocs.

My 2.5mm Clover DPNs are my favourite needles, so I'm thrilled to have a set in a different size. The keyring sock blocker is so cute and the tiny STR sock adorable. I'm thinking I might make myself a pair of gloves/mittens from the Artyarns. If I get a move on, I'll be able to wear them this winter. The chocolate will be savoured by this chocoholic ;o)

Many thanks Hillary for being my Bloomin' Feet pal. You've knitted me a pair of socks that I love. I'll wear them often and treasure them always. Thanks too for the fabulous goodies you also included.

The parcel contained...

my prize from Meg's recent blog contest. It's 2 skeins of Artyarns Ultramerino4, colourway #158, which is a range of greens with highlights of purple and pink. It's just gorgeous and is destined to become a pair of socks for me. Meg had asked me if I wanted to choose my prize or be surprised... I opted for being surprised and I couldn't be more delighted with what Meg selected. Many thanks Meg!

A HUGE thanks to Amanda for oganising Bloomin' Feet!

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  • lovely yarn from your pal!

    By Blogger meg, on 07 May, 2007  
  • I love those socks and loved seeing Hillary's updates as she knitted on them. The rest of the package looks lovely as well. Enjoy it all!

    By Blogger clothesknit, on 07 May, 2007  
  • These socks are lovely! : )

    By Blogger limedragon :-: Harriet, on 07 May, 2007  
  • Sockapalooza 4 pal here. Gorgeous socks! How will I ever live up to them?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, on 07 May, 2007  
  • The socks are beautiful! Congratulations on a fantastic mail week!

    By Anonymous sprite, on 08 May, 2007  
  • I won'dered who would be getting those wonderful socks! I love that pattern and have been meaning to use it for awhile and just haven't gotten around to it. Maybe Hilary has inspired me to use it for my Sockapalooza pal.

    By Anonymous Allison, on 09 May, 2007  
  • Lovely socks and lovely yarns.
    You can purchase Lantern Moon ebony needles in size 2.75 from Natty Yarns, as well as other sizes, plus yarns etc.

    By Blogger Sue H, on 10 May, 2007  
  • Thanks for the comments all, I can't wait to wear them again.

    Allison, I think it's a great pattern and I'm sure your Sockapalooza pal would love it too.

    Thanks for the link Sue, I'll take a look.

    Dear Sockapalooza 4 pal, I know I will be surprised and delighted by the socks that you knit for me. I know it can be stressful, but go with your gut and feel free to ask me questions if you need to :o)

    By Blogger OzKnitter, on 12 May, 2007  
  • the socks are great and the Artyarns colour is just wonderful - have to get me some of that!

    By Blogger wendy, on 14 May, 2007  
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