I got back from my holiday to Spain on Sunday, but decided to wait until I was awake enough (the Spanish never sleep!) to properly acknowledge and post about my Sockapalooza package!
We'll take the story back a week, wherein I had been biting my fingernails, hoping that some idiot postman hadn't ditched my package in a canal, but presuming it had just gotten slowed down in the myriad postal strikes. I called my husband one evening, who was pleased to report that he'd picked up my package from the depot. Immediately I pounced with questions - "did it come from the states?" yes... actually Canada "really? because I saw this one pair of knee-high socks on a blog... is it from Nova Scotia?" er.. is that what NS stands for? then yes!
That's when I was pretty damn certain I knew which socks I was getting - I'd been scanning the KnitPligg for days after my pal said she'd sent them out. Hee!
And I was right! My gorgeous socks were knit by the incredibly talented and generous Valerie, who was fantastic at keeping in touch and sent me a cute little poll about my calf size. I told her she was welcome to knit me knee-high socks if she dared... and lo and behold! :D
I can't wait to wear these to school in the winter, when I have to stand outside while the kids have outdoor time.
I also got a bevy of other fun things, all wrapped in paper to match the socks. Awww. :)
The snail thingy is soap, strange HIYA mints (which on the back are called "cinnamon conversation pieces"), fun stickers, a mini sweater keychain, a SNB journal (coooool, and exactly the same size as my Moleskein, for easy transport) and lil pink ribbon which makes me wish I has a sproglet to knit for!