I got the final package from the Sock-ret Pal Swap on Friday, but I was in New York. I drove back Saturday and was so thrilled to have such a wonderful package to come back to since the drive was not so fun. Lise (go check out her blog!) was the person who spoiled me for the last few months with all sorts of wonderful sock knitting and crafting goodies! I was totally surprised (and thrilled!) with the package and all the goodies it held for me:
Look at that really neat Tote-ally Cool craft tote! I’ve never seen one of those before and I’m already dying to use it :o)
Ooooo…. wonder what’s inside??
Socks!! Chocolate!! And what’s that?? Sock blockers!!!! I totally LOVE the sock blockers! I’ve been wanting a pair for a long time now :o)
Here’s a better photo of the socks:
And a close up of the lacy stitch pattern:
The socks are wonderfully soft and fit like a dream! Thanks for everything Lise!! You’re an awesome pal :o)
I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH.
Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today!
I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts.
In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there.
I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)
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2 thoughts on “The Reveal!”
I am soo glad that you liked everything – my DH – the Big Texan – made the sock blockers for you – I am glad that you like them. I was so worried that the socks wouldn’t fit – so I made them with fixation yarn and thought they could stretch to fit, LOL! I have had lots of fun watching your progress on things – this has been too much fun. Happy knitting!
Wowee! Nice stuff. Her hubby made the sock blockers? Neat!