Thursday, September 25, 2008

More Monkey Business

I love swaps!

Mind you in February of this year when I signed up for a slow sock swap on CTnY I had my doubts. I had only knitted three pairs of socks prior to that so I was neither an accomplished nor experienced sock knitter. So I've been practicing ;-)

I've been longing to show these off, but have had to wait until they had been received. I posted them last Thursday, the lady in the P.O said it would take a week for them to get to Finland and she was right.

My swappee was Hanne and I was very relieved to see that the socks were a perfect fit as you can see here. I had had a "moment" earlier this morning though. I'd looked at Hanne's blog and seen these - it seems great minds think alike.

I used 2.5mm Lantern Moon dpns, and a Yarn Yard Club yarn from last year. The yarn had spent some time deciding what it wanted to be, and I am very pleased it eventually chose to be Monkey socks. Mind you, it was a very hard thing to put them in the post....... :-)





I also made a little gift bag with a couple of little treats in.











I sent the last few grams of yarn in with the parcel too in case altertions were necessary. Ans now all I have to do is wait to receive a lovely pair of socks myself. I am giving the postman funny looks...................................

Speaking of The Yarn Yard ( which I invaribly do on my blog ) you might like to pop over there if you haven't already, and read her post "A Twilight Barking"
Remarkable!

5 comments:

RooKnits said...

This is definitely my favourite ever shade of sock club I've had from Natalie. They make fantastic Monkey's!

Lin said...

Lovely monkeys and what a nice touch doing the little bag too, lovely!

Anni said...

Love the socks. I've got a skein of that yarn upstairs. Forgot how lovely it was. Love the bag too.

gilraen said...

A lovely pair of socks. :) The yarn is very pretty too :)

BarbSz said...

The socks look very nice. Good job, I really like the colors. Love the idea of a gift bag.