I meant to mention this in my last posting, but I had already yapped enough for one post.
I usually don't knit in the summer, switching to scrap booking. My friend says I do it backwards - that I should be knitting for winter in the summer, but I like to knit winter stuff in the winter. It makes me feel cozier, but then no one really gets much time left to wear the things I make for them since they finally get them at the end of winter. So this year, my goal is to finish the winter knitted gifts by the end of fall. I haven't done much of it yet, to be honest, because I'm having too much fun knitting things for my swap pals in the summer swaps I've been participating in. I'm also making a really cool Bri Bag for myself. If I do a good job of it, I'd like to make one for others as well.
I had been participating in a yarn De-stash swap in June, but was unable to send out my parcel by the cut off date due to the mail strike. So instead of selecting yarn for my partner from my stash, I ended up buying some nice for her online and buying her a pattern from her Ravelry Wish List. I selected for her the Montego Bay scarf, and it looked so nice I will be adding it to my own list of patterns I'd like to try out. I even bought some yarn for it, but I might not get to it till the fall.
We had secret partners for this swap, so I didn't know who's turn it was to spoil me. Turns out it was Rosa, who sent me a great package! She got me lots of goodies, including things I've had my eye on but didn't mention. She must have Swapper's Intuition! Here are some pics of us discovering the contents of Rosa's swap package.
Here is Emma shaking the card up and down to make the googly eyes go all googly.
Shown to the left is a special dessert treat Rosa sent for us to make together.
This will be fun, as my kids love to make pudding!
And here is a photo of the actual card.
See the cute little eyes?
Girlfriend Market Bag arrived along with it! I'm going to LOVE knitting this bag, and will post pictures when it's all done. Such nice yarn, eh? I haven't seen any of this yummy stuff around my neighbourhood yarn stores. Maybe I'll have to put in a request...
inside a pretty little sachet were 2 lovely pearl stitch markers, 6 cool looking triangle stitch markers (they will fit nicely on my dpns), and 2 awesome boots that I call my knitting socks. I tell the kids they help keep my needles warm when I'm not using them. These socks come in so handy, you can never have enough! I wish they would make mini ones for my dpns - I have those green and purple cone shaped ones, but they aren't as fun.