Thursday, August 03, 2006

Sock Kit Swap

I wrote this post over the weekend, but wanted to wait until my sock pal received her package to show a picture. Surprises of the yarn variety are always nice. She seems pretty pleased with her kit.

The yarn is from Cloverleaf Farms in Spencerport, NY. Joan dyes yarn and rovings in some really fabulous colorways (and I'm not just saying this 'cuz she's my friend)!

The bag was a complete change of plan. I was going to make something more pieced, but then found this fabric (that matched the yarn perfectly) in my stash. There is a feature to it, though, between the outside and lining is a plastic container. This should help prevent any needle punctures and can be set down in a damp location.

There is a package of small-sized metal needles. For those of you looking for these (at least in the States), JoAnn's Fabrics has this bulk package (000, 00, 0, 1) available in their yarn section and they send me a 40% off coupon every month. What a deal!

I managed to find my beads and put together a couple of markers. One of these days, I really have to take one of those classes at the local craft store; I have no idea what I'm doing (and it shows!).

Other goodies include a sheepy card holder, maple tea, maple sugar candy and a catnip pocket (for my "kittee's kitty"). She has other critters, but I thought it best to suck up to the ruler of the roost!

3 comments:

Mouse said...

Maple sugar candy?? Ok.. I'm going to have to talk to you about a swap for some of that come fall. I LOVE maple sugar candy- and obviously it can't be found here in the South!
Looks like a great sock kit and yummy treats~

Teri said...

Diane - what a great bag.... and it matches that gorgeous wool so well! Lucky kittee...

mk said...

Diane, I'll introduce the kitty sachet to Mo tomorrow morning - she could use a little cheering up, as the heat has got her both prostrated and shedding like mad (I thought about trying to spritz her but decided I like my eyeballs where they are).

Thanks again!