Somehow Kristin at Dragondreamer's Lair knows that I
have a unmanageable phobic reaction to don't particularly care for socks. The way they cling to your insteps! The (shudder) toe seams! The horror! The horror!*
Which is no doubt why, for the sock exchange masterminded by The Amazing Kym, I received, not socks, but a gorgeous scarf and hat, hand-knit (!) by Kristin.
Not only are they a lovely combination of colors, but, which you can't tell from this picture because of the way I've folded them, the stitches are all beautifully even. Unlike, for example, the quote scarf unquote that I'm pretty sure is the only thing I ever attempted to knit.
And when I pull the hat down over my ears and wrap the scarf around my neck, I feel warm and comforted. Which is the perfect metaphor for the community -- by which I mean all of you -- that I've found on the internet.
While not everyone's sock exchange photos have been posted yet, be sure to check out Kym's place this week for links to lots of socks and bloggy love.
*Why, yes, I do have, um, issues. What makes you ask?
eta: In the comments, both Charmy and Furrow confess that they too hate socks. (Well, tights, in Furrow's case, but close enough). Words cannot express how much I love you both. Because, honestly, most people just giggle and point.