Monday, August 24, 2015

Sock/Shawl Swap, part 2

Last post I showed you the shawl I made for the socks/shawls swap. Here are the socks I got in return!

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They are the Pandora's Box Socks. The picture fails to capture the beautiful bright purple undertones to the yarn. They are so soft!

Kristi, my talented swap partner, used a Fish Lips Kiss heel - I've never tried this heel, but I definitely will in the future. Standard short row heels never fit me very well, so I stick with heel flaps. But this heel fits me really well, even though it resembles a short row heel.

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Colours are all wrong in this picture, but there is the pretty cuff detail.

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She also sent me some goodies, including tea towel and hand made buttons. Can we talk about how awesome these buttons are? They are copper with enamel, and she made them herself. I am so impressed. For now they are living in my button stash looking pretty, but soon I'll come up with a project for them.

Thanks again, Kristi! It's been a pleasure swapping with you.


  1. Beautiful socks - I have a thing about solid-coloured socks, they really make the pattern shine.

    I haven't participated in a swap for years, but reading about it makes me remember how much fun it was. Maybe it's time to get involved in another one, or perhaps I should organise one?

  2. absolutely stunning socks!! And I love that hula girl tea towel, I have a weakness for fun tea towels.

  3. You scored with this package.

  4. Great socks! Love the simple texture.

  5. lovely socks and a lovely swap exchange!!

  6. Wow, lucky you! The socks are gorgeous. Great color and texture. I have some knitter friends who swear by fish lips kiss heel for their socks. Looks like a neat thing to try. I am also in love with the hula girl tea towel and those amazing buttons!

  7. I have yet to try the fish lips kiss heel, too. I hear so many good things about it, that perhaps on my next pair...
    Love your swap goodies!