The Bloomin’ Feet Swap ’07, coordinated and supervised by the fabulous Amanda, has drawn to a conclusion. I sent a package off to Hillary and a package for me arrived last week. I was thrilled to discover Leah’s name on the return address label. Leah and I have read each other’s blogs for quite some time now and have become friends for the same reason many of us are friends – we love knitting. However, something happened in Leah’s life recently that served to truly bond us. This shared experience has certainly deepened our friendship, but you know what? Nothing says friendship like a pair of handknit socks.
Aren’t they wonderful? The colors – which Leah worried weren’t springy enough for a “bloomin” sock swap – are just so me. The pattern is lacy but not over done. The yarn is incredibly soft and they fit perfectly.
There were other goodies in the package like Green ‘n Black’s chocolate (my favorite) and some pretty flower candles and note paper and a Burt’s Bees sampler pack. Fabulous stuff, all of it.
When I emailed Leah to thank her she replied, “The socks in no way show you how much I appreciate your friendship. Just think of them giving you a hug from me each time you wear them.” It’s an absolutely perfect sentiment. Thank you, Leah. I’m looking forward to a lot of hugs from you.