At first I wasn't too sure about the Poppy color, but I've really come to enjoy it as I knit along. As for Parfait...that is the first Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock I bought. I've been simply
Other happy news includes the arrival of my new knitting bag! It's a Namaste Messenger Bag. I ordered it the second I saw the review in Knitty as a present to myself for my one year smoke quit (Diva Knitting has a great price on the bag and if you register as a new customer you'll get a code for an additional 5% off). It is quite roomy and very stylish. Even though the Peacock color was gorgeous I went with Chocolate since it won't show dirt as much and it's a little bit more understated. The chocolate color is warm and rich.
The pockets are plentiful and the whole bag can be expanded by just doing a quick unzip around the base. It can hold a lot, even when still zipped. For scale, there is a couple hanks of Socks that Rock in the bag (I'm trying to decide between knitting Knitty's RPM in Citrine or Harvest Moon for my next -and final- July pair) This bag can easily fit a couple medium sized projects, yarn, a couple books, your wallet, keys...it is very roomy (perfect for shopping at Stitches Midwest in a couple weeks!). Good thing is that it doesn't look super huge or bulky. I'm very impressed with this bag.