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December 21, 2005



bee-a-u-tee-ful! and yummy too! Is it your own pattern?
Happy Holidays!


gorgeous! i love the colors - very nice of your sister to model them.


Cute! What yarn is that? Looks kind of familiar to me . . . like I may have it somewhere in stash . . .


I love these! Would you share details of the sock yarn. I pondered over sock yarn for what seemed like hours recently at the yarn store and once I got home I hated it. But this color combo is great...dude.


The candy and socks are definitely made for each other! I don't enjoy eating those candies, but I do love the color combo.


love, love them. please share the yarn brand!!!!


The socks are made with Trekking XXL yarn in color 126. I bought the yarn at Abundant Yarn ( in Portland. I used the socks pattern from Martha Stewart Living December 2004, but I think it has two mistakes in it. I think these yarns will Fair Isle with any basic sock pattern; I used #2 needles and cast on 60 sts. These are only my third and fourth socks ever, so that's about all I can say about them, except that once you get the hang of it, socks are a lot of fun. And I agree that it is extremely difficult to tell what the pattern will look like just from the yarn! But I am very happy with these. Thanks for liking them!


I love those!


I love the colors!!!!!


fun post and fun socks - I expect a fun sis too!


Love the socks. You may make me take up knitting again. I hjaven't knitted since 1970! And where did you sister get that CUTE skirt?


yummy socks (not so crazy about the candy) and hilarious scenario. your sister is a good sport... and a wonderful illustrator!


lol. LOVE the socks 'n LOVE the Brachs... Fun entry!


Fun socks! I had forgotten about that candy. Yummy. :)

Sandrine (alias Didine!)

Oh you made me laughed !!! You post is too funny ! And I love your socks too !!!! And also the skirt of you sister ! Big big hugs and Merry Christmas !!!!


Super fun and cute!!!!

laura r.

l o v e
the socks!
the candy.
what a good sport sister is.

Gina L

Great Sock!
That is one of my crazy loves, socks, socks, socks.


This post was so funny! Those candies bring back lots of childhood memories :) Very cute socks BTW.


What a great idea! Matching candies with socks...maybe I'll go with ice-cream the next time.


I am in love with those socks! What a lucky girl your friend is to have received them. And the candy? My most favorite Brachs candy reminds me of my great grandma.


I must admit, when I find a new blog I love, I'm a sucker for reading people's old blog posts. This one was hilarious and sounds like a conversation I would've had. I love those candies, too. One time, I had some (not Brach's) that tasted homemade at Barberian's in Toronto. They were in this HUGE bowl right as you left the restaurant, and I wanted to just open up my purse and dump the whole freakin' bowl in there. :D

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