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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Luck of the Swap!

I have participated in two swaps lately... the Yarn Aboard, and the ISE 3.... I got both packages in the mail this weekend and man o man these people are mind readers! This is why you join swaps people! ;)

My crappy photo of my fancy oh soooo soft scarf:
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His lovely photo of the same lovely scarf... Some people just have the time and space to make their pics look BEAUTIFUL!
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Karabella makes me weak in the knees and the pattern is great (reversible) He did a great job... and yes, you heard right "HE!" A male knitter named Christopher, I am simply giddy!

Here is the Yarn Aboard package and its contents.... My partner was Jenn, yep my best friend... it wasn't planned it just ended up that way! Wierd huh? She sent 2 skeins of merino sock yarn, Patons soy silk and wool, Stitchmarkers, and Socks Socks Socks, book. (not pictured)
See? told ya I luck out in swaps ;) ALWAYS!
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On the needles Socktoberfest Socks... Yes the same exact ones from last time! I have ripped these boogers 5 times!!!! and the heel twice! I decided to do a short row heel... I managed to do all this work in 2 days on a Sz 0 needles. It's crunch time ladies, I have to get this pair done and blocked by sunday morning!!!! EEEK!
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Next Post PreviewI did Crochet Steeks on a dish cloth and it was GREAT! My next post will be a step by step guide with pictures to do it yourself! I have to get Chris to take the pics for me while I do it again for you guys! I wanted to practice on a trash swatch before I did it on a sweater! can you really blame me? I have done the sewing one, and I will do that guide and instruction (with pics) later next month.....

take it easy ;)


Blogger Lisa said...

Lucky you! What a haul. Well you have braved me into doing a swap, so I hope I have luck like you!

8:49 AM  
Blogger amanda said...

Lucky indeed! That scarf is stunning -- the colors were obviously thoughtfully chosen with your coloring in mind.

And the YA box o' goodies looks great! Looks like you'll have lotsa fun stuff to keep your needles warm this winter.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

The short rows look sooooooo good! I have to try that on my next socks. I just have been a big chicken.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You did luck out! What great gifts you got & I love your sock color.

3:03 PM  
Blogger kmckiernan said...

what great packages!

I'm interested in seeing the steeks, they make me nervous =)

5:14 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Hi Catherine,
Your scarf is just beautiful!! What a fun box of goodies from your Yarn Aboard pal too.

5:40 AM  
Blogger traveling knitter said...

Hey at least you are moving AHEAD on the socks! :) I can't wait to see you!

6:02 AM  

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