Tuesday, May 1, 2007

parcel #2

Stella over at My Evil Twin showered me with all sorts of goodies for this latest round. This book has beautiful photography and marvelous patterns that seem very clear, and it's even spiral-bound so that you can easily refer to it while knitting. That's my one big pet peeve with Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks -- what a pain in the a$#. I spent last night flipping through Favorite Socks and trying to decide which pattern to knit first.

What better to accompany a sock book than some marvelous sock yarn? This is Austermann Step, a superwash sock yarn infused with aloe vera and jojoba oil. Leave it to Teutonic efficiency to combine keeping your feet warm and dry with experiencing the benefits of moisturization and aromatherapy! Seriously, this yarn smells really good, and my cats were transfixed by the aroma. Or possibly by the aroma of Stella's cats. :-)

There's also a handknit dishcloth in perfect colors to go with my kitchen, yummy Choxie mint chocolate, and colorful post-its. She made me some very cute ladybug and blue flower stitch markers, too.
Look, one of them already found its way onto my needles. This is a basic garter rib sock with Cider Moon's Glacier sock yarn in the colorway June Carter.

Thank you, Stella!

7 comments:

Emma said...

Ah! I covet that book. The sock-in-progress is pretty sweet too.

Cheryl said...

I ditto...I have been lusting after that book...hoping for Mom's Day...perhaps I will go send the email to younguns right now

That is some gorgeous yarn in that sock, Step is a delight to work with, I made DH size 16eeee socks with that. As you use it, rememeber me going well into a SECOND ball to complete his socks....

Enjoy your goodies

sunneshine said...

What a fun box!! I love the sock yarn - I haven't bought a sock book, since I will still have to copy all the patterns to use them. I have to look at favorite socks!!

Jodi said...

Thanks for the sock comments, all! Cheryl, you must love your DH an awful lot to knit him size 16 socks. Wow...

said...

Woot!! That's an awesome package! That Favorite Socks book is a huge hit, and I want it SOO badly. Your pal rocks.

LesleyD said...

Awesome Package!!! I've wanted that book too!!! LOL

stella said...

It was really hard to put that book in a package and mail it away... I resigned myself to the fact that I will have to purchase one for myself. There isn't a "meh" pattern in it. The things I sacrifice for my pal.. ;)