Friday, August 31, 2007

Best mail day in awhile!!

I got goodies from Tink, my SP and from my Sock Swap Pal Petra!!

*warning, Picture heavy post!!*

So first let's talk about the swap from Petra. She lives in Sweden, so we decided to do a yarn swap in addition to a sock swap.

Upon receiving hte package I ripped it open and actually remembered to take a picture:

Looking inside the bag

I laid everything out:

Petra's goodies

then ripped everything open. I got some Evilla Artyarn which I have been DYING to try. For like a year, seriously. I am so excited to have this in my hot little hands:

Evilla Artyarn

That is the rainbow colorway. I also got some Jitterbug that I have been totally jonesing for:


This color is so amazingly gorgeous.

And finally the pies de resistance:


The absolutely most beautiful socks I have ever seen in my life. No joke.

Socks from Petra

They fit like a glove. I am so impressed, they are absolutely perfect in every way.

Socks from Petra

So then I also received a package from Tinkerbell, my AWESOME SP.


How exciting is that picture??

Tinkerbell Goodies

Look at all that cotton? I am so excited, I have been wanting to try the peaches and cream, because all I have ever used is the sugar and cream, but this stuff is SO much softer then the sugar and cream.

Dishcloth books

It is so hot, I am thinking about casting on a dishcloth tonight actually!!

Missing from that photo is the chocolate that little C stole and ran off with.

So thank you so much ladies!! You totally made my week!!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Socks, Yarn and a Sweater!!

So I finished my Sock Pal's Socks!! They are Coupling from the latest knitty. All in all a very enjoyable knit, though I did get SSS and had to take a 2 week break between socks. They are now all clean and blocked, and as soon as I pack up the box, I will be sending them off to Sweden!!

Petra, if you want to be surprised, don't look any further!!


Pattern: Coupling from Summer 2007 Knitty

Yarn: Fleece Artist Merino Sock in a blue color I don't know the actual colorway

Needles: Size 1.5 KP circulars

Start: July 2007
Finished: August 2007

Coupling Close up

Also, I am getting better at this yarn thing:

Plied Yarn

And I finished the Tulip Baby Sweater!

Tulip Baby Sweater