Thursday, October 16, 2008

Swaps Are Like Buses Too ;-)

Do you remember the socks I knitted for Hanne recently? They were knitted as part of a secret sock swap over on the CTNY forum, and yesterday my wonderful socks arrived in return. I was very excited indeed when I realised that my secret swap parter was none other than Gilraen who is one of the most accomplished sock knitters that I know.

Gilraen has a wonderful knack of choosing just the right pattern for a given yarn, and these wonderful socks are no exception. Knitted using Evolution yarn in # Lime and Violet these lovely socks fit like gloves, and I am a very lucky recipient indeed.

My lovely parcel was completed with a box of yummy French sweeties, my absolute favourites. Thank you Gilraen, for such a thoughtful parcel.

And as if yesterday wasn't exciting enough, the postman called again today :-) this time with my Secret Autumn Santa swap present from the lovely Linda

One again I have been remarkably spoiled. Just look at this pretty box and how beautifully everything was wrapped.

My parcel included a lovely Welsh Dragon pen and notebook, a lovely sheepy mug and even little sheepy all of my own :-) There was also a candle, some delicious Green and Black chocolate, some Options chocolaty drinks ( there's a definite theme there ) and a ball of beautiful Skeins merino/bamboo mix in Jay.

The sheep is a nodding sheep btw - I love him, he agrees with every word I say ;)

Linda also very thoughfully included patterns for the yarn - the Climbing Vines Scarf pattern, the Summer Ivy Socks pattern, and her very own pattern for Diagon Alley Socks.

I would like to thank you both very much for your kindness and generosity, and also for being such lovely friends :-)


Anni said...

Gorgeous swap parcel. Lucky you. and thank you for the comment on my blog the other day.

Kath said...

What lovely swap parcels you've had! I'm detecting a green theme to them too!! lovely socks - they're Monkeys aren't they?!

Aknita said...

Yes, they are Monkeys Kath. Gilraen has used a modified no purl pattern with 54 stitches and 3mm needles. They really are lovely.

I'm in a green frame of mind at the moment!!

gilraen said...

I am so glad you like them! And thank you for the lovely compliments! :)

Linda said...

Joy, it was a pleasure to have you as my swap partner. :0) Although I do wonder if I have overdone the Welsh/sheepy theme! ;0)

blog-blethers said...

What fantastic swap gifts! Aren't those socks a great colour?

juleit said...

Do so love monkeys. They really show off the yarn colours well. She's such a talented one, that Cookie!