Sunday, 18 November 2012

Taking a break

Hello there, thanks for stopping by. I'm taking a welcome break from packing boxes. We hope to exchange very soon - I'll let you know when I have anything more definite! In the meanwhile, we are just packing things up steadily. Today Mr JK counted my scarves as I packed them into a box - I think he got to twenty (and that doesn't include the ones that haven't been packed because I want to be able to wear them!) What can I say? A woman can never have enough scarves in my opinion!! Flo is keeping a beady eye on the goings on. She likes inspecting the boxes!


 
Flo in a box (1)



I have some knitting to share with you - things I knit while on Skye. Firstly, two pairs of plain vanilla socks for my Uni friends.

 
 
Plain vanilla socks no13 (2)


Plain vanilla socks no12 (2)



Remember the lovely handspun yarn I won from Melissa? Well I knit a cowl for a friend as a Christmas present. The pattern is from Knitspot and is called Ivy Vines. The yarn is lovely and cushy, just perfect for keeping your neck nice and cosy on cold winter days.
 

 
Ivy Vines cowl (3)



I received a rather lovely parcel in the post this week from Karen. I love taking part in swaps - you make new friends and also get the chance to try things that aren't often available in your part of the world. Karen really spoilt me with 2 beautiful skeins of yarn - the green is from PigeonRoof Studios and the purply-blue is a skein of Plucky Feet. She also included some wonderful handcream and lipbalm from Burt's Bees, delicious chocolatey nutty toffee, some highlighter tape, a stitch marker holder, a knitted mitten which will hang on the Christmas tree and a furry mouse for Flo. It has been fun getting to know Karen and I am sure we will exchange yarny things again sometime!
 

 
swap with Karen FIFC 2012 (3)



Of course, Flo knew instantly which part of the parcel was for her, and pounced on it soon after!



swap with Karen FIFC 2012 (1)



I am going to chill out for the rest of the evening. I don't want to see another packing box today!  I have a little more bunting to assemble for school. So far it goes right down one corridor and looks amazing. I'll have to see if I can get a photo to show you. Have a good week! xx

5 comments:

snoopydog said...

Lovely socks and cowl! Great swap parcel too, especially the Plucky yarn. It's sooo squishy! Wearing my Colour Affection all the time. have a good week. Rosx

Linda Gilbert said...

Those socks are scrumptious

Lynne said...

The socks and cowl are lovely, and what a great swap parcel! Good luck with the packing and move. I hope it all goes smoothly!

sapphireblue said...

I hope everything goes well with the move. I like the yarn color on the cowl.

knitting sandwich said...

oh yay yay! your cowl looks gorgeous! it's so fun to see yarn that i spun knit up into something so beautiful. thank you!

the socks are great - i especially like the colors in the top pair.

good luck with the move - i'm glad you have flo around to keep an eye on all those boxes. otherwise, things could get out of hand really fast!
-melissa