Saturday, January 17, 2009

Swaps are Great!

Wow - this was a great swap! I have never participated in one where my swapper put together a themed package.

This was within the group of knitters who read mysteries from Ravelry. The theme of this package was chocolate covered cherries, so the mystery is Murder of a Chocolate Covered Cherry by Denise Swanson. Also included was two patterns and the yarn for each - Cherry Blossom socks and a Cherry Blossom hat. Also a box of delicious Cherry Supremes and the Knitting Pattern a Day calendar.

I have already finished the book and now I'll be going to the library for more Scumble River books - it was a fun read. I found a stack of patterns in the calendar that I bookmarked, and I am trying to clear my sock needles so I can start a pair for me. I love the pink and gray cotton yarn! And I have already cast on the blue and brown yarn although I'm making another baby cardigan - this will be perfect for my colleague's new grandson.

Thanks danaew!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Boon

This makes the knitting time worthwhile.

I certainly enjoy knitting - it is my main source of entertainment (besides books), but it is such a boon to be able to see someone else enjoying the results of my entertainment.