Anne-Marie, Sit ‘n’ Knit New York‘s fearless leader, organized on helluva sock swap for the group. I lucked out big time when Anne-Marie assigned Annmarie to knit me my socks, because she took my color and yarn preferences straight to heart.
Solid orange Koigu, y’all. Be still my beating heart. I didn’t even express my distaste for variegateds in the survey, but she saw straight to my true nature. The pattern, 9 to 5, is by Nicole Hindes and the pair fit me perfectly. Thanks again so very much, Annmarie! I’m also happy that by happenstance I sat next to you and we got to chat.
Other socks given showed really amazing work—Chante could “only” get through 1 intensely argyled knee sock, so the girl knit a whole other pair for Carolyn. Jane hand-spun and hand-painted the yarn she used for Virginia’s socks. I was duly impressed with all the socks—and I think my love for knitting has been totally reinvigorated.
We all gathered ’round for a group feet shot. Because I don’t have a wider angle lens (sigh . . .) there was no possible way to get all the feet in at once for me (unless I’d been up on some kind of crane, which I did not have on hand, and even then my foot wouldn’t have been in, unless it was the focus and everyone else was in bokeh . . . but I digress). You can see the whole group in the shot Anne-Marie took here. But what I was able to capture—and which definitely makes up for the lack of a circle of feet—is how closely we were jammed up against each other, and also how much fun we had!
I’ll tell you about the socks I knit soon—I just put mine in the mail today, because my pal couldn’t be at the party.