Saturday, February 23, 2008

I got goodies!

I love Ravelry! I signed up for the Knit It Forward swap and I was one of the very first to receive my package. My swap buddy is really on the ball.

The idea of this swap was not to knit for the other person but rather to pick a project for them and yarn to make it with. My partner did an awesome job, I definitely love to make bags and will be needing a market bag for the flea markets and farmers markets. And I've never used Louet Euroflax before so I'm really excited about that.

She also sent me skein of some beautiful alpaca yarn made in Missouri where she is from. Take a look at the handsome devil my yarn came from.

Eat your heart out ladies, Clancy the Studmuffin is in the house!

There were a few other goodies, but I'll let you check out the pix and see what they were. I'm sure you are all wondering what's kept me from my blog for so long. Well, in a word Ravelry.

Ok,'s not entirely their fault I've been slacking here. I don't really have much of an excuse. When I'm not at my computer, I've been having a case of startitis. I've always been pretty good at finishing a project before starting another one, but I think those days are over. I'm graduating from knitter to Knitter. (see the difference there? it's huge) I've got a record 4 projects on my needles right now. (don't laugh, it's a record for me) Unfortunately I don't have pictures of all of them.

The shrug is still o the needles though I haven't been working on it much this week, I'm hoping to put a big dent in the endless rows of stockinette this weekend. I finished the first tube sock only to decide it's about 1 repeat too small for my taste, so rather than frog it, I'm casting on the second sock in a larger size. If I can avoid frogging I will, pretty sure I have enough yarn to make 2 pair. Maybe I'll save the smaller socks for Sunshine to grow into.

I've also got this great pair of 9 to 5 socks going. I'm loving how the colors are sort of spiraling as they change colors.

And since I don't have a pic of the purse I've been working on, here is a teaser. A pic of the yarn it's made of.

Now off to bed with me...and you too if you are still awake!


Knitting Linguist said...

Wow -- that's a wonderful array of projects. I really love the sock yarn colors. And is that Louet that your partner sent you for making a market bag? What a great idea!

Kelley said...

Indeed she did send the Louet Euroflax for the market bag. I'm trying not to cast on for it just yet, I really want to finish something...anything...first.