Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Git yer booty here!

I got my booty swap package today! Nothing like coming home to a package on the porch - I love that!

My pal was the wonderful Michelle (go visit her and see her beautiful finished sockpal socks! I hope she's got my name for that swap too!).

My box was decorated with some pirate stickers, which made me smile! And, in something that I thought was a bit Twilight Zone-ish, she wrapped her pacakges nearly identical to how I wrapped mine! She used bandanas and I used tissue paper, but she labeled each item, as did I, and our labels were almost the same! Creepy......

And apparently I can't take a decent picture to save my life, but here are my goodies - some oh-so-lovely Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in Mixed Berries (soooo pretty!), a "pirated" CD mix, a book I've been curious about, an orange to ward off scurvy, a (knitted!) eye patch (on the orange!), and some treasurechocolate. (Several of these have already been consumed - yum!).

Thank you so much Michelle! I hope you got just as spoiled as you spoiled me!

This is really fun for me too, as the only swap I had done before was last summer's sockpal swap - no secret pals or anything, as I don't really have that kind of cash on hand. But this is fun! I can see the attraction, but I think I'll stick to these smaller, themed swaps - it's a challenge to scour your local haunts for themed treats!

Oh - and didn't I promise y'all knitting content? Well, I've got some! I finished up the body of the bulky V-neck sweater last night - knitting flies when you're using US 17 needles! I also did my first split/splice join - I hope it holds up! On to the front - cross your fingers that I have enough yarn!

And I've been a bit bad - my pink sock is still stalled at the start of the gusset (I haven't picked up stitches yet), and while the P-word socks were in time-out Saturday, I started a new sock. Nothing like that new sock feeling - it feels so comfortable to rib the cuff and then go round and round and round..... My first cotton sock too - so far I'm loving it!

I did get a fair bit of progress done on the P-word socks the past few days - I'm ready to do the heel flap and I'm LOVING this pattern! It's very intuitive after you get the hang of it, which I like. I can only hope that I can blaze through this much sock consistently for the next few days and finish these babies off! I'm starting to think that lace follows the same rule as Fair Isle - somehow it goes faster than "plain" knitting!

To wrap up - Trek - I've decided to name the lamb Larry. Something about the name "Larry the Lamb" really appeals to me - Dork!

And yeah, the bag is still there. Are you really surprised?


  1. You "Ps" are fabulous (and so is your loot!)

  2. I'm going to have to knit those Potomas socks someday - they're going around blogland like wildfire!

  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed the package! It was fun to put together for you. I love the P-whatever socks...I may be doing those soon!

  4. "Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life" is pretty great, and the P-socks are awesome. Love the color!