Mind you in February of this year when I signed up for a slow sock swap on CTnY I had my doubts. I had only knitted three pairs of socks prior to that so I was neither an accomplished nor experienced sock knitter. So I've been practicing ;-)
I've been longing to show these off, but have had to wait until they had been received. I posted them last Thursday, the lady in the P.O said it would take a week for them to get to Finland and she was right.
My swappee was Hanne and I was very relieved to see that the socks were a perfect fit as you can see here. I had had a "moment" earlier this morning though. I'd looked at Hanne's blog and seen these - it seems great minds think alike.
I used 2.5mm Lantern Moon dpns, and a Yarn Yard Club yarn from last year. The yarn had spent some time deciding what it wanted to be, and I am very pleased it eventually chose to be Monkey socks. Mind you, it was a very hard thing to put them in the post....... :-)
I also made a little gift bag with a couple of little treats in.
I sent the last few grams of yarn in with the parcel too in case altertions were necessary. Ans now all I have to do is wait to receive a lovely pair of socks myself. I am giving the postman funny looks...................................
Speaking of The Yarn Yard ( which I invaribly do on my blog ) you might like to pop over there if you haven't already, and read her post "A Twilight Barking"