Friday, 29 February 2008
YAY! I LOVE everything. There are treats for me, and for the dog.
Some lovely yarns, a set of DPNs,gift tags for hand knits, a cool sock book, a project bag!!, and adorable knitted slippers that are keeping my feet toasty warm.Thanks so much LeahFaith. When's the next swap??
Thursday, 28 February 2008
I just can't believe how long postal delivery takes these days! I sent a Letter (!) airmail to Brasil 4 weeks ago, and it is still not received.
I don't want to wait 4 weeks for my parcel!!! Seing all these wonderful pictures makes me want mine NOW!
Waiting is the best and the worst about swapping, aint it......?
The yarn is gorgeous and colorful--my camera did not capture the darker one justly--it has these shots of fuschia in with the blues and greens etc...And I love my teeny glass kitty!!! ...And the keychain sock blocker and patern!!! And everything!
If I didn't have a bad back, oh wouldn't I just be hopping up and down. :D
Me and my new babies... Don´t they look just like me, the skeins and I? ;0)
Thank you thank yooouuu Meghann!
I am so pleased!
Here you find her stuff! :0)
Look at the "black" skein from Socks That Rock, it isn´t just black; you can find blue, green and grey in "Corbie". How cool!
And the pink punky one...WOW! "Dream In Color Cool Fire" It is Meghanns own dyed! AND a compliment -Knitter´s Balm Sample... Orange Cream with Shea Butter...Cool! Smart! Perfect for my dry hands!
Then we have White Bluberrytea. Smells wonderful! Have to try this tonight! Let´s see..then we have...Eggcandy...hihi
A flowerybag to keep my sockthings in, a notebook, a sweet measure (gâteau), a smaller bag with lovely stitchmarkers.
Do I have to tell you all that I am sooo happy!!!!
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Recieved my package in the mail today from the Toothfairy!!
Lots of wonderful goodies. It's as if she knows me!! I love the colors and choices of yarns. On the left is Shibui Knits in a rust/orange color and on the right is Lorna's Laces in purple/grey/mustard/rasberry color. I got a project bag, hot chocolate, chocolate carmels, sticky notes, hand cream and a black sheep tape measure. All wrapped up in beauiful paper and a personal note!!! Well done!!
This has been sooo much fun! Happy knitting to all
2 skeins of Sox yarn from Berroco, one in a blue colorway (1477) and one in a multi (1424). I have a couple of patterns I've had my eye on that specify they do interesting things with self patterning yarn so now I have some - yippee!
A pretty green print project bag - just what I need to keep my supplies organized, just ask my husband! Felting needles and Clover circular needle point protectors. Yummy Ghirardelli hot chocolate mix and vanilla roll cookies. BTW the cookies are quite good dipped in the hot chocolate. Best of all a copy of Ana Paula Rimoli's Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet. I sat in bed last night and read through it, tons of cute patterns. And it got me inspired to finish my Amigurumi swap critter this morning.
Thank you so much!!!
Monday, 25 February 2008
Saturday, 23 February 2008
(My package for my partner is almost ready......will post a picture soon and mail next week...I like many others got hit with that flu/cold stuff and have veg'd on the couch for the last few days. Ughh...)
Friday, 22 February 2008
my box is finally ready to ship off to newfpink!
we're getting dumped on with snow right now, so i don't think i'll make it to the post office until tomorrow, but it's coming!
i hope she likes her package!
(cat not included,she was just helping me pack!)
- baby jenks
in Calgary AB Canada
(Swap participants only!)
Thursday, 21 February 2008
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
Sorry I had to create a new post for this--I couldn't figure out how to add a picture to a "comment"...
...anyway I found my crayons and this is my guess, the closest match I found for the colors I named in my comment to Charlie's competition post:
It is good to see that everyone is really getting into the spirit of the swap and intriguing to see all your pictures!
But while you wait for your parcels - here is the first of two competitions for you!
As you probably know, I am really enthusiastic about dyeing my own yarn and I have just dyed up a yarn especially for one of you...........................the question is, who will it be?!
In order to win the yarn, all you need to do is guess what colours it is!!!!! Post your guesses as a comment on this post (one go each) and on Saturday I will announce the winner.
Just so you know - the yarn has several colours. I would be very surprised if anyone guessed exactly right but the person who guesses the closest takes the prize!
Be quick and get your guess in before someone else chooses the colours you were going to guess!!!
This competition is for swap participants only.
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Monday, 18 February 2008
(Sorry about the dark pic... it's been rainy/snowy and dark all day)
Saturday, 16 February 2008
Since my Swap-Partner doesn't know about me, I thought I can give you a peek.......
The quantity of secrets is growing in my basket where I keep the goodies... Just have to find some more fun stuff... Haha... Just some more (biiiip) and... and maybe a little (biiiip)...
Wanna have a peek? My swapvictim know who she is... *lol*
Friday, 15 February 2008
I have got to tell you since I started knitting I have had an infatuation with sock yarn, I learned to knit socks two at a time on two circulars which was fun. However the LYS that I teach at just got the new 9" circular in from Hiyahiya so you can knit yours socks in the round, with no ladders. So I'm ripping my way through a sock with fly monarch yarn (love it). I am so looking forward to this swap I have my partners package almost although way done. I look forward to meeting you all. Have a great night, morning, or afternoon (depending on your timezone;)) Also I just discovered ravelry and my name is 2327mary.
Thursday, 14 February 2008
Happy knitting and swapping!
My Ravelry name is twiggi34 and I linked it to my blog.
Can't wait to see photos.
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
I just love to knit socks....always have at least 2 or three on the needles. I love all types of patterns and colors. Right now I am working on my first lace shawl. It is trying and frustrating at times, but I am really happy with the results so far.
Happy knitting to all and I look forward to sending my partner her package!
Had a crazy few days here - but I think I am finally back on top of things again!
I have resent the emails to those who did not get their partner info the first time round and Berny, I have sent you yours again!!
I am going to post the swap requirements in the left hand column of the blog this evening and once again, here is a reminder - keep your eyes glued to the blog for a competition.................
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
Monday, 11 February 2008
I have had a few panicked emails from participants after recieving the swap-bot swap cancellation email..............DON'T PANIC!
The swap IS still on!
But I was having problems assigning partners through swap-bot so I cancelled the swap on there and decided to assign all partners manually.
This means you will be getting an email directly from me informing you of your swap partner's details..................I have sent out 75% of the emails but still have some to send.
If you have not recieved your email containing your swap partner's details in 24 hours time, let me know and I will resend it to you.
I hope this clears things up but if you have any problems or questions just email me!!
My name is Melanie, I'm a 33 Year old Stay-at-home-Mum of a cute little boy and live in the beautyful Rhinevalley in Germany. I'm a sockknitter for about 15 Years now, most time I knit socks to sell them for a local Charity, or to give them to dear friends. I only kept about three or four pairs for myself, as we say in Germany: The Cobblers Sons walk barefoot....
But I sure will keep the ones I will knit from our Swap Yarn! Can't wait to find out about my Swap-Partner and make a great Package for her!
Regards from Germany,
Sunday, 10 February 2008
Just to let you know I am trying to get your swap partner info to you asap BUT having a problem logging into swap-bot!! Not sure if any of you are having the same problem?
If this is not fixed by tomorrow afternoon I will assign the partners manually and email you all individually!
Will keep you all posted!
Saturday, 9 February 2008
Friday, 8 February 2008
This is going to be my first knitting swap and I'm really looking forward to it - spent the morning trawling through my LYS to see what they had. Boy was my hand itching to get to some of the lovely yarns on offer. I'm easing myself back into knitting after a time away and am really looking forward to getting to know others out there.
i'm currently working on my first pair of socks and enjoying it a lot! this is my first swap and i'm really excited about it. :) i'm knitting these socks on dp needles top down, but i'm looking forward to trying toe up and the "magic needle" methods.
ciao for now! sabe
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
I'm Zoya from Russia. I live with my husband and a son 2 years old. I like to knit very much. I'm crazy about knitting since my 10 years approximately.
I'm well grounded in sock knitting. But I've never knitted socks. Don't ask me why. I don't know:)
I hope this swap will make me to do my first socks and I will grow fond of that.
I am a long time knitter from Illinois USA. I started making socks about three years ago and have been addicted to them ever since. I have always been a freak for the freaky sock and wish I had taken the plunge years ago learning how to knit them.
My mom used to knit socks for the war effort (WWI) for troups, so by the time I came along she never knit another sock. She always told me the green wool they used was scratchy and ugly, so once the war was over she never made another one. She would be amazed by sock yarn today!
I am natred2 on Ravelry and spending waaaaay too much time there. I have been watching the Hat Attack with some interest but not ready to dive into that particular game. It makes for good reading on those slow nights at work though.
I work as a 911 dispatcher and socks are the only variation I can make to my uniform and retain my special brand of quirkiness while still maintaining the outward public professional image ;)
I am currently working on my first toe up sock and really liking the process. I usually have a sock on the needles, they are the absolute best take along project and can be nicely smuggled into work in my lunch box. This is my first swap and I am really looking forward to it!
We are now up to 28 members on the swap and I have put date the actually swap date by a week so you now have two weeks, instead of one to put your partner's package together once you learn who you are making a package for.
Make sure you have completed the profile section on the swap-bot website - all participants MUST have a completed profile or they will be removed from the swap.
Sorry to be harsh but it is only fair!
Okay - I'll take off my bossy hat now!
Here is the Ravelry group page with all the details - but be quick!! Sign ups end TODAY!!!!
Tuesday, 5 February 2008
I have yet to actually complete a sock, but have about 20 skeins of sock yarn. I tried to do the Knit From Stash Only thing last year, but they gave the out of being able to buy sock yarn. Then I discovered hand-dyed sock yarn and I kept falling down the stash stairs at Etsy. So many wonderful indie dyers out there!
Should we give preferences here?
Colors - I prefer jewel tones. I don't care for orange, yellow or purple. Don't care for pastels. But, truthfully, I'm up for anything. I'm in lots of swaps and if I get something I won't use, I just pass it on!
This is going to be fun, Ruth!
Sign ups are going well........there is now 22 people taking part!
Keep the introductions coming - it is great to hear from you all!
I have added a google map to the bottom of the blog - it would not sit tidyly at the side!
Each person should have their own pin - check it out and also see where everyone else is!
Monday, 4 February 2008
I'm super excited about this swap, and I LOVE how the rules include fun non-knitting objects as well!
One weird quirk of mine: I HATE purple, and I am allergic to angora (not that I've ever seen angora sock yarn, but you never know!) so whoever has me as their swappee, please don't send me anything purple or angora.
So when the invite showed up at a group on Ravelry, I jumped on it.
I'm 37 years old, living with my husband and our cats. I love to crochet and knit, and putting together a swap package is awesome!
I'm Molly from Maryland (USA) and I'm a compulsive sock knitter. I nearly always have a pair on the needles since they are so portable. Right now I'm working on the Cookie A Flicker Pattern. Almost done the first sock. Yarn & pattern came from another Swap-bot sock knitting swap.
Thanks for the invite to join Charlie!
And if you are thinking about it - go for it!
I will be emailing invites to all signed up members to join the blog as a contributor in the near future so when you get this please take five mins to post a 'hello' message saying who you are and where you are from!
Saturday, 2 February 2008
A bit of a mouthful but the title should say it all!
This is the blog for all those taking part in the Sock knitters of the World Unite and Swap, swap (!) on swap-bot.com
Join up, come in and introduce yourselves.....................and fill this blog with pics of the lovely sock yarn you find on your doorstep!!!