First up is a hat and scarf in Lotus Pink....um....in my fav. wool! Any guesses what kind? hehe!The hat is the Dulaan Zud Hat and the scarf is garter stitch width-wise about 5" high and 150 or so stitches! Made for the cutest 11 yr old summer exchange visitor from Belarus. She was sponsored by the church of a coworker to visit for 6 weeks. She is so energetic and funny and loves the color pink. I was told it is very cold there and she has a family of 7 with her father working far away! So I thought, she needs a warm hat/scarf for the winter. Some of you may have seen the prior pointed hat picture in the first hat version. This one turned out a lot better and she loved it! Fits her perfectly!
I got home after running a few errands in the nice weather that we are having ;) to this package! It was from my KSKS pal Kelly! This swap consisted of sock yarn (of course!) a pattern(s), and a bag/tote that you had to make yourself! As you can see other various goodies were included! I've been wanting the Sensational Knitted Socks book for a while and even had it my my shopping cart from Amazon yesterday! But realized I had spent my allowance this paycheck, so quickly removed it. So glad I did! She even highlighted 2 types of patterns that can use for my yarn to showcase it! I also received a measuring tape, jelly bellies!! 2 hanks of gorgeous yarns and some chocolate mint tea! I love it all! Thanks again!
This is the yarn, hand spun merino sock yarn from my pal! Isn't it gorgeous! Check out her blog, she does some beautiful spinning! This is what my yarn looked like before she spun it up. Spinning still amazes me. These puffs of quilt batting looking wools, etc. turn into lovely yarns. Spinning..a thing I'll do when I am retired and raising some sheep! ;)
Whew, are you tired yet? I am! Well I am off to knit on my brown gable!!!! I just received the yarn for my KSKS pal and have to sew her bag this weekend. You see if I KNIT it, it would be like next year before she got it!...well I sew faster ;)! My SP participation is about to wind down! I have one more month of my CASP2 and One-skein to go! Whew, it was hard keeping them all straight! All of my SP's have been great! I am very lucky and thank you to all of them! :)