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May 5, 2006

Una Gringa Feliz

Jason called me at work today to tell me that FedEx package from Mexico (and feeling a lot like socks!) had arrived for me. Of course I had set aside this evening for errand running, so I had to squelch my desire to run home immediately and see for myself. Errands run, I flung open our door and found this waiting:

Look what came!
Mira que llego!

The package was from Andrea of Mexico City, and boy did she treat me right.

Perfecto para La Gringa, no?

That's right, I got two pairs of gorgeous red socks. Two! They are knit from Circulo Fixacao which Andrea noted is essentially the same as Cascade Fixation. And she designed them herself.

Sockapaloooza sock details
Mis calcetines maravillosos

The socks are fantastic and fit me beautifully. I never imagined that I'd love the ankle socks as much as I do. In fact, I still have them on right now. But as good as the socks are, there was more! A ball of the Circulo Fixacao in a kicky turquoise (si, Andrea, a mi me gusta este color!), three beautiful postcards, a small handmade wool bag (sort of hidden under the postcards in the picture) perfect for carrying around a small project, and a long letter.

The letter explains why she and I were a perfect pair. I can only wear cotton socks, and the Circulo Fixacao is one of only two sock yarns available in Mexico. We both speak Spanish (me dio alivio darme cuenta que si, todavia se leer espanol!). Obviously Alison did her homework matching us up. But here's the weird part. Andrea wrote that her family has a speciall affection for Ecuador! Her family hosted Ecaudorian medical students training in Mexico, and she herself visted the country a while back. (Andrea - parece que visitaste a todo lado!) What a wonderful coincidence.

Muchisimas gracias, Andrea. I love it all!

Posted by shannon at May 5, 2006 12:08 AM | For related posts: Sockapaloooza


and it's funny you wrote about your Mexican socks on May 5th!!!!
Gorgeous! Congratulations to both!

Posted by: betty at May 5, 2006 2:53 AM

What a great sock pal package and match up!! Enjoy your socks!

Posted by: Cara at May 5, 2006 7:48 AM

Feliz cinco de Mayo! And thanks for the link to Andrea's blog -- I'm a little rusty in my Spanish, but reading about knitting is motivating!

Posted by: Kathy at May 5, 2006 8:43 AM

I'm so happy that they fit! And your photos are much better than mine. I think because the red color. Thak you for the postcard.

Posted by: Andrea at May 5, 2006 9:43 AM

Wow. I'm good. ;0)

Seriously, what a great pal! The socks are awesome! And she knows Ecuador - neato.

Posted by: alison at May 5, 2006 12:14 PM