Secret Pal!

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!  🙂


2 thoughts on “Secret Pal!

  1. wow, i love all of that yarn:) i also like those socks you are considering:) i have some of the ty dy sock yarn in blue and green and i just pulled it out the other day to make Circle Socks (free on Rav).

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