Elizabeth sent me the prettiest sock!
A Drunken Bee, knit just for me!
And put the whole lot in a beautifully-made, fully-lined tote that she sewed herself, talented woman that she is. And included a matching handmade notepad cover. Thank you so much Elizabeth!! I feel very special.
So all that is very, very cool. I love the pattern and the yarn, and can’t wait to knit the second sock. I think I’ll have to go up a needle size from what I usually use, to match Elizabeth’s gauge, but the challenge was part of the fun of our swap.
The thing is, the package she sent? Also included these:
Four glass plates, with fabric glued to the backs. Horses, turkeys, butterflies, fish… Not exactly her style or mine, but I just figured they were a kitschy gift she threw in out of kindness and/or silliness.
Elizabeth has no idea where these plates came from. She sent the box with only the sock, yarn, pattern, and bag inside. Somewhere, somehow, along the way, these plates found their way into a taped, sealed box.
But, wait, there’s a clue! Each plate has a label on the back, with the name and address of a woman in Texas. She will be getting a friendly letter from me, and I’ll definitely keep ya’ll posted…
For my part, I sent a single sock today to a certain other knitter friend, who will knit the mate and keep the pair. I hope she likes it, and that it fits…
needles: 2.5 and 2.75 mm circulars