New Socks!

First, a few quick updates. I’ve temporarily changed my blog theme to match June Project Spectrum. : ) I actually like the layout, and the central (main body) width is similar to my default, but I get three columns, instead of two. I’d love your feedback on the layout/theme; is it something I should consider personalizing for this blog? Any problems with your browser, etc? Otherwise, enjoy the pretty blue colors. I have a bunch of pictures… some are ready to post, others still need cropping. I’d rather split them up into several posts, so that’s what I will do the rest of this week. Also, yesterday evening, I finally got my allergy refill, so I’m much better now.

And now, here’s the fun stuff! I got a surprise package in the mail while I was gone… my swap socks for the SYAC Spring Feet Sock Swap! Totally unexpected, and very exciting! My swap knitter was Kelly of The Gabby Knitter.

The very first thing I did was try them to see how they fit.


And they fit perfectly!! When I first saw the socks, I immediately thought of heavy moss covered trees and vegetation. I didn’t see the purple bits in it until I sat by the window to snap a picture. The above picture is a bit too bright, I’m sorry.


Now this picture shows you the colors more properly (I believe it’s the same colorway as my socks, right?). The stitch pattern Kelly used is Moorish Lattice from Sensational Knitted Socks. The Jasmine Bloom is totally new to me, and I look forward to trying it out.

Thank you very much Kelly, I love the socks, the colors, and the yarn! : )

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4 Responses to “New Socks!”

  1. Renee Says:
    June 14th, 2006 at 10:30 pm

    The format looks great, to me! Those socks are gorgeous – I love that yarn!!

  2. Kelly Says:
    June 15th, 2006 at 6:55 am

    I’m so glad they fit and that you like them! The yarn I sent is a little different then the yarn I used for your socks. Love the new look of your blog!

  3. Chris Says:
    June 15th, 2006 at 10:22 am

    Those socks are GORGEOUS – lucky you!! The theme is working well in Firefox. :)

    Thanks for all your comments this morning – please note that I moved from blogspot yesterday! I’m now at

  4. sp8 Says:
    June 16th, 2006 at 10:35 am

    I like the new look, but I liked the old one too. That’s not much help, I know. I love the socks Kelly sent you. The yarn is wonderful. Glad I have that Sensational Socks book on my wishlist!

In progress…

Sock Count (Pairs)

  • 2009 ~ 2
  • 2008 ~ 7
  • 2007 ~ 18 (1 baby)
  • 2006 ~ 20 (14 adult)
  • 2005 ~ 2
  • 2004 ~ 5
  • 2003 ~ 1
  • Total (sans 2009): 53

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