The Sock Karma Really is Reversed


You may remember that I debated between two different yarns in my stash in making my Sockapalooza 4 pal’s socks. One I had in great quantities, the other I received from an almost sock pal in Sockapalooza 3. I decided to go with the almost pal’s yarn, not only because it is yummy and would be fun to knit with, but also because I had (small) hopes of reversing any bad sock knitting karma that might be attached to them. Not to get all Pollyanna on you, but I really wanted to make lemonade out of these lemons.

Well folks, the karma is officially reversed.


Not only did I get an amazing package from my official sock pal for this year – Katrina at Here in Topeka – but I also got a package from a sock savior!

The lovely Sarah at Yoshimi Knits made a whole second pair of socks for Sockapalooza 4. That’s right, she had a regular sock pal to knit for, but also volunteered to also be a sock savior for some poor soul (me!) who didn’t get socks in the last round. That’s so freaking nice.

The socks themselves are totally awesome – screaming bright green and they fit like a dream. I actually had socks in this same color in high school and college that I literally wore to death. They finally disintegrated and were sent to hole-y sock heaven. I loved them so much because the brightness would peep out between my Birkenstock clogs and the hem of may pants to make me happy.

They’re full of truly beautiful details, too. The toes are shaped asymmetrically to match the curve of one’s toes. That means I have a definite left and right sock! So cool. And the raised knit stitches from the leg and foot extend onto the toe and the heel:



Sarah also sent the leftover yarn – enough to make a second pair if I wanted, or maybe some matching fingerless gloves? – and some English body lotion and foot scrub. I am so pampered!

Thanks, Sarah, for your kindness. I love the socks and am totally inspired by your willingness to be a sock savior. You’ve proved that bad sock karma really can be reversed!

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