Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wizard of Oz Coincidence Alert -- Emerald City Socks

Several weeks ago, I went shopping on Etsy for handmade wool socks. I figured that rather than spend the money on several cheap pair at Walmart, I'd prefer to treat myself to one good pair that were high quality and made with loving care by a real person right here in America rather than by some big impersonal corporation.

Came across Mumma's Comfy Socks in a shop called BellaBlueKnits. Here's a link to her shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaBlueKnits (The photos in this blog entry come from the BellaBlueKnits Etsy shop.)

The name of the socks sounded a bit strange, but the important thing is they were just what I was looking for. Or so I thought. Actually, they turned out to be even MORE than what I was looking for. Part of the description read: "This pair was knit with a color called Emerald City; a lovely shade of brilliant green."

Well, that settled that! With all the crazy Wizard of Oz coincidences going on in my life, I just HAD to have these socks!

But that's not the end of the story. I wrote the shop owner a little note telling her how the socks were personally meant for me. She wrote back telling me that indeed they were, because she had just gotten through knitting them and had listed them as available in her shop right that very day.

Wow.

10 comments:

Jane said...

Neat socks, and a neat story! I will have to check out this company!

Jane

Annie said...

fab color. don't you just love serendipity?

Mary said...

Oh that is just too cool!!

Since they are hand knit, I was wondering if they are soft. Sometimes they can be itchy.

Thanks for the link, I will check them out - I knit scarves, but have not attempted socks yet!!

CreativeButterflyXOX said...

There is nothing quite like a lovely pair of socks :)

Janie said...

These socks sound made to order in every way! A lucky find, or perhaps fate is stalking you in the form of the Wizard of Oz!

mountain.mama said...

Oooh, wonderful new pretty socks!

Poetic Artist said...

Love the socks, and it is always nice to know they were made for you.
You be careful out there traveling.
You are always in my prayers.
Katelen

CountryDreaming said...

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments!

Mary: The socks are so comfortable that I've worn them to bed ... under a wool blanket, no less! I just really like natural materials.

Poetic Artist: Thanks for the prayers and well wishes!

Mary said...

Wizard of Oz socks so you can follow the yellow brick road...how cool! Maybe she can knit you some from Narnia, too :-)

EcoRover said...

Thanks for the sock post--one more good step toward a sustainable world. It's so easy to give in to the Wal-de-Mort "lots for less" philosophy.