OK, so if you’re an avid follower before I moved to WordPress you would know that I am a participant and administration for the SP15 Refresh Group. The original SP15 never spanned out, but many participants wanted to continue so we organized a Refresh so we could continue on. So after helping to develop the website, posting my own questionnaire on my blog, and ending up postponing the swap for a month or so I completely forgot to blog about the swap! I have received 3 skeins of yarn, all from Jimmy Beans Wool and all pretty amazing in the past few weeks.
I first received the Malabrigo Worsted Yarn in colorway Amoroso. And boy is it just perfect!!! It had such deep colors of red and pink and the first thing I thought of when I saw the yarn was that it would make such a comfy and warm winter hat!! And since it is so long since I’ve worn it, I then realized that my winter coat is red on the outside and the same pink on the inside! So it is just PERFECT!!!! I also dyed some yarn (seen in a previous post that I plan to make matching gloves out of. Some of the patterns that I’m contemplating using for this luscious yarn are wurm or the star crossed slouchy beret which I think I’m leaning towards.
I received another Malabrigo yarn. This time it was a Malabrigo lace which just feels amazing. I swear I could sit here all day and just rub it against my cheeks! I haven’t decided what I’m going to make with it this time, since I am not really a lace knitter. But I LOVE the colors so I have to do something for myself. There’s several citrons made out of it in the projects on Ravelry. And I have that in my queue so I may make that. We’ll have to wait and see.
Last but certainly not least is the Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy Socks in colorway cherry cola. I’m definitely using these to make socks. I have to decide what pattern would work though. I sure have a lot of socks on my to-knit list since they are my favorites! Looking at the way they stripe I might choose Sherbert Toe Socks or A Pair of Hearts Socks which would work well with the colors too. I’m a trial and error person when it comes to socks though; if I am half-way done but don’t like the way the colors match with the pattern, I will frog!!
I actually also got little buttons with cats on them. They are pretty darn cute too, I just forgot to take a picture. So my secret pal sure did a great job. Can you see the continuing theme? Because I can!!! It’s the color PINK which doesn’t surprise me because I love pink! She read me like a book (or read my blog like, well, a blog). I’m not sure if I have a third package coming or not, but I’m sure I’ll love it if I do, but frankly I don’t expect one. This was more than enough considering it was supposed to be a $30 limit! 🙂