November 12, 2007

Día de los calcetines

The sock love continues. The entirely awesome Olga sent me the most wonderful package last week.

There was chocolate with chipotle chili (I'm pretty sure smoky, spicy and chocolaty might be some previously undiscovered holy trinity), and knitty notecards, and stitch markers...


Did you see!?!? Skull stitch markers!! How have I been knitting this long without skull stitch markers? Every time I get to the end of the round I actually go "Woo-hoo!" Sometimes out loud.

There were other Dia de los Muertos and Mexican-inspired goodies too, which were particularly well-chosen because I grew up in Tucson, and they remind me of home.

I also have a fair-size collection of these goodies of my own. So Olga, this is Frida's new spot on my bookcase. I like to think she'll feel right at home.


But most importantly, there was this sock. The Fancy Silk Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks, to be exact.


And oh, this sock.... Not only does it fit perfectly, but the yarn (Regia Silk) is the softest and most delicious yarn imaginable.


Don't you just love the fancy cuff? And everything else about the pattern?

The best part? I have a whole other skein of Regia Silk to play with because I'll be knitting the second sock for myself.

The pattern and yarn are so thoroughly enjoyable, I think this bad boy will fly off the needles.

Thank you, Olga!


Suzanne said...

Entirely awesome indeed!

Kristy said...

What a great package! It's perfect for you :)

Karen said...

Oh my gosh, that has to be the coolest package I've ever seen. Isn't Olga just the coolest? :)

Macoco said...

Oh man those are sweet stitch markers.

Olga said...

Oh, hurray! I love the modeled FO shot...I'm so glad the sock fits! Enjoy knitting the second sock--I thought the lace was just enough to keep it interesting, but not complicated. Your cuff already looks fantastic. Also, hi Frida!

Sarah said...

I love those stitch markers and the lacey sock is so pretty!

Deb said...

Love the sock. Her patterns are always soo much prettier on the foot than in the book. Love it, and that adds one more to the want to knit list.