Friday, July 27, 2007

ANOTHER PAIR OF SOCKS!

That's right! I finished another pair of socks. I'm not sure if I can really 'count' these because of their size, but I think I will. After all, they are socks and there are two of them that match.. thus making a pair!! Actually, this was a knitting swap that Kirstin and I did. She wanted a mini pair of socks to hang from her rear view mirror, and I wanted some new dishcloths. This is the yarn she chose: Perchance To Knit in the Sheri Baby colorway. Aren't they fun? I can't wait to make myself a pair in these fun bright colors.








And here are the dishcloths that she made for me. I love the colors! I prefer to just look at them and let someone else actually USE them, however!






The mailman came yesterday and brought me the FUNNEST package from Allison!! Allison knits hats for those undergoing Chemo and challenged us to knit some hats and send them to her to donate to Relay For Life. Out of those who sent in hats, she chose one lucky knitter to receive a prize package that she had put together.. and I was that lucky person!! Several of the items she had collected on her recent cruise to Alaska.. including some amazing yarn from Sitka! Also included was this very fun tote; some wonderful smelling soap from Alaska; an Alaska pen and an LED Ear Lite similar to what she and her mom used when knitting at night for Relay For Life. (Click on picture to enlarge and get a better view!)



I had to show a close up of the yarn from the package. The colorway is fantastic! A great blend of purple; blue and black. Attached to the yarn was an explanation of how those who live in Alaska use the long dark winters to catch up on sleep and their hobbies (like knitting), and then by the time summer comes they are rested and ready for lots of activities. Then as the dark of winter comes, they are ready for that season etc....

It's interesting, because we had looked at living in Alaska before we came here, but I didn't think I could handle the long, dark winters. (I wasn't a knitter then!!) It still would be tough, but knitting would help!


Well, you all need to stay tuned. My next post will be my 100th and I'll be having a contest. It will involve chocolate. That's all I'm saying.

Until Next Time.....

11 comments:

Jknits said...

The socks are darling! I'll bet you could sell loads of them if you were looking for a business ideas. Enjoy your package from Alaska - it looks like fun.
Congratualtions on your upcoming blogging milestone

Allison said...

I'm so glad that you like the package. I had lots of fun putting it together. Those tiny socks are just too adorable. Seems like they would be so hard to make! I can't wait for your contest - hand over the chocolate and no one will get hurt!

marit said...

those socks for Kirstin are just the cutest! And I also like her dishcloths:-)

Anonymous said...

The socks for Kirstin are so cute. I have made one for my Loopy keychain blocker, but didn't think of making two. So cute! I love your prize package from Allison. P.S. Happy Birthday!Kristi

Kristi Podesta said...

I apologize, this is the 2nd time on your blog that I've chosen "other" and "anonymous" pops up...sorry. Kristi Podesta

hakucho said...

Your tiny socks are just too cute. I don't know whether I would have the patience to knit such tiny socks...

happy knitting :)

monica said...

That sounds like a fair trade. The socks and the dishcloths look wonderful. What a great package. Lucky you!!

Anonymous said...

OK, dear friend. Obviously you're doing alot more knitting than walking. I think I've gained 10 pounds in the last 2 weeks. Are you interested in getting back at it again? Just let me know.....

Kristin said...

The alaskan yarn is delicious!! Can't wait to see what you decide to use it for.

The wee socks are fun and the colorway is great. There is such great sock yarn out there, it is hard not to get carried away.

Samantha said...

I love those socks! I totally need to knit some tiny socks to hang in my van! What a cute idea! :)

Anonymous said...

The Alaskan yarn is addicting and oh, so soft. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Just finished my first project using it!