Monday, August 20, 2007

More socks!!

I came back from a short, sudden trip to Surabaya 2 days ago and had these waiting for me....


My Sockapalooza socks!! Aren't they wonderful? It's Embossed Leaf Socks in Koigu KPPM. They're a bit on the big side, but they'll be perfect for chilly autumn and winter nights because I do get cold feet. They're my first pair of Koigu socks, and they're sooo soft. And as if it's not enough, my fabulous sockpal, Lisa, included these...

They're sooo yummy, I can't wait to knit with them! I just have to find the perfect pattern, any suggestions?

Meanwhile, I'm knitting this beauty...

Most of you would probably recognise this, Rowan Butterfly. I'm using Zephyr Wool Silk and it's coming along pretty well.
In less than a month I'll be going back to my stash....can't wait! I've been dreaming about them ;)

8 comments:

Lily said...

Oh you went to my home town? Anything new there? The last time I went there I found the drastic increase of motorcycle number that I found annoying.

Queen of the froggers said...

Lovely butterfly and the socks you recieved look nice and cosy!

Peggy said...

Butterfly is really pretty!
For Koigu socks, you can consider Cookie A's BFF socks, which is a free pattern on her site. I made a pair and LOVE them.

Elizabeth said...

Your Butterfly is looking gorgeous - I love that pattern, but don't love KSH - so I'm looking forward to seeing yours finished in a different yarn.

lisa b said...

i'm so glad they made it. i've sent many packages to my brother who also lives in jakarta--and some of them have mysteriously "gone missing". funny that hand knit socks and yarn sail right on through. i'm sorry if they are a little big. this pattern tends to come out "slouchy-looking" but they are very comfy. i also blocked them on the larger size erring on the side of caution so when you wash them, just smoosh them to be smaller. best, lisa b

opportunityknits said...

Your socks are so pretty, it is one of my fave sock designs. I think you can knit any sock and the koigu will still look great.

Rina said...

Surabaya? I didn't go there when I was back home this summer. How was it?

Your socks are so pretty. And it's good that they got there.

yh said...

So pretty! I love them! I just wish I could make socks... I got some sock yarn.. now to find some good double-point needles that won't let them slip and slide off so easy :)