|Well, I have returned to my official mailing address, so I was able to open my Favourite Colour Swap 2 package from Gretchen aka jpknits!|
(BTW - I napped during takeoff, then shortly after, I opened the window to take a look at the scenery. I was not sure exactly what route we were taking - we were flying over what looked like agricultural land, so I thought we must be over Washington. But there was this body of water, and I couldn't see the mountains up ahead. This caused much puzzlement until I realized I WAS FLYING FROM ONTARIO TO BC, AND NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!!! I mentioned this to The Gambler, and he said that the same thing happended to him during a flight - they were showing the map representing distance travelled and he thought "Ha ha, they have the plane going in the wrong direction"..then realized that the map WAS in fact correct. Talk about not knowing if you are coming or going)
I am always impressed by people who line the box with coordinating tissue. I am unable to achieve that state of preparedness.
Lovely lightly lime Lorna's Laces! Destined to become a pair of socks with some type of leaf lace pattern.
Beaucoup Boku!! The red/purple colour combo is very vibrant, unlike the washed out photo.
Spicy and sweet dark chocolate!
Stuff to keep both skin and sweaters smooth!
And Bobbles! I have been collecting Cascade 220 for the purpose of knitting this pattern for a while now.
Many thanks to Gretchen!!!
Speaking of swaps, here's an update on my Sockapalooza socks:
My downstream swapee has feet that are about the size of my hands, so I am just a few inches away from turning the heel.
The colours aren't pooling too badly, and I do admit that the Panda Cotton yarn is nice and soft when knitted up. With my nice sharp addi bamboos, the splitting is much less of an issue. I'm really interested to see how the beads are going to affect the appearance once I start knitting the cuff.