Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Non-Sock Swap

Christy and I have been chatting back and forth for quite a while now.
And we talked of doing a sock swap, but neither of us was very comfortable with actually parting with our hand knit socks, so we decided instead to do a yarn swap and then a knit-along.

As we chatted back and forth I really got to know her and had such a blast with this swap.

Look at the goodies in my box!

Wonderful Teas! - Christy is a tea drinker and has shared her favorite teas with me.
Home Made Whole Wheat Bread - YUMMY! Need I say more?
Gorgeous Red ShiBui sock yarn to make the Francie socks together.
Home made sock blockers! WOW! Her DH took the time to custom make these blockers, I'll bet they'll work better than the cardboard cutouts I have :-)
Pattern books with some lovely patterns. Lots of summer tanks, which I will certainly enjoy making along with some sweater patterns too. There is a gorgeous white sweater that is tempting me to frog my current project and make it instead!!!
A really cute note to go with each item AND
A gift certificate to the Loopy Ewe.


Here is another photo, I just had sooooo much fun receiving this package and then photographing it. The bread was so yummy it is already 2/3rds gone. Just enough for tomorrows breakfast.
Thank you Christy for such a thoughtful package and for sharing some of you in the process!


And of course I just HAD to use the blockers. These are some test knitted socks I made for my daughter, so they are kindof squeezed (stretched) onto the blockers, but they work Great!

8 comments:

Tammy said...

What a wonderful goody box! She should definitely do a tutorial on the sock blockers...they're amazing!

ChristyH said...

Those socks look great!!!!! I am glad you like your box.

Ann said...

That's a great package of goodies. You must have so much fun unwrapping it! Enjoy.

Pat said...

What fun! I can't wait to watch your Shibui Francie sock KAL. I love those sock blockers - tell Christy her hubby should go into the sock blocker business!

Jill L said...

what a fun package!

Christine said...

I love the sock blockers! Hey - I gave you an award for your blog - go read about it on my blog!

Cinnamonamon said...

What a great swap! And I love the socks. :)

jewlbal3 said...

Oh, those sock blockers are just perfect! What a wonderful idea!