Monday, 15 December 2008

Holiday Swap

Well just a little tale to tell here - a group of us knitty girls decided to join a project club with a web based shop who will remain nameless. We all received the first project which was a lovely lace weight shawl but as the months moved on none of us got anything else! Luckily for us we had an email that contained everyones email ads so could get in touch with each other. As you can imagine lots of very cross emails went around and eventually most of us have our money back. We all wanted something nice to come out of this bad experience so our US chum suggested a box swap to cheer us all up.

Lucky girl that I am, the box arrived with me first so the above photo is the goodies that I chose from that box. I can hardly wait to cast on the sock monkey / rabbit and am still considering what to make with the other 2 lovely yarns. The box was then topped up with goodies by me and swiftly sent to the next girl to come out of the 'hat'. Can't wait to see what she chooses!

Still on the needles to date:
Mock cable sock
Strawberry clapotis
Mini christmas sock (nearly done)
Mittens for Lotties' friend (one finished)
Various other items started and put to one side.
And yes I am still thinking of starting something else!! Must finish some of the above first.

In the mean time must go and get warm it is freezing today!


Marie said...

Hi Sarah

I found my way over here from WMK.

Welcome to blogland :) What a bummer about the shop thing. Very Grrrrrr. It's nice that you've been able to salvage something out of it though - your stash from the box looks yummy.

I see you have a nice case of Startitis going on there - you should feel right at home with the rest of us crafty bloggers then ;)

Kitty said...

Hi Sarah, like Marie I found you via WMK. Welcome to the Blogosphere.

That shop thing must have been so frustrating, but at least you all got something good out of it - ie you 'met' each other!

I look forward to seeing more of your projects, especially the sock monkey/bunny. I have a bit of a *thing* for sock monkeys.

Take care :-)

wonderwoman said...

Hi Sara - thought i'd pop in and say hello and welcome! you have no idea what you have let yourself in for!!!!
all joking aside however, you will find that bloggers are beautiful, friendly gorgeous people. generous with their comments and their help!
happy blogging!


Sugar Hippo said...

WAAAH!! I want a sock monkey!! You lucky thing - can't wait to see what I get when the box arrives with me! I seem quite tame - I tend to only do one thing at a time, finish it and then move on. Obviously haven't caught Startitis yet!! I think I'll go and cast on something else just for the hell of it ......! :-p xx