it's simply a matter of knowing the right people
Just look at these darling socks my sweet, sweet friend Betty sent me all the way from Florida!
Along with all the other stuff she has going on in her busy life, she managed to find time to knit these beauties. They're so special that they even got to spend a day or two at German customs due to the Germans not being able to translate "socks". Or something.
Anyway, good things come to those who wait and my feet are actually looking forward to winter this year.