Sunday, October 28, 2007

HSKS 3 - I have been spoiled

The postman delivered my HSKS swap package on Friday, all the way from Alberta. It did wonders to cheer up a cold, blustery, wet Autumn day.

My swap pal Tammy cetainly did an amazing job and I feel totally spoiled.

Harry Potter stickers
and a Platform 9 journal to keep track of my stash or knitting projects.

Stitch markers in Ravenclaw clours and SRK Kertzer 2.5 bamboo dps, I love trying new dpn needle manufactureres, nothing like broadening the horizons.

Cookie A's Gothic Spire sock pattern, a new pattern by one of my favorite sock designers.

Regia Loop colour sock yarn, I know it's hard to see but this is dark grey and navy, the perfect sock colours for the man or men in your life.

Opal sock yarn in colour 17

Tammy will be opening her own Etsy shop very soon and sent me a skein of her sock yarn. Faery Fiber in Halloween Fun colourway.

I saw this yarn on her blog the other day (not knowing she was my swap partmer) and feel in love with this colour, so much so that I did an etsy search to try and find it.

It is a wonderful peachy orange and navy (420 yds), I love the colour of this yarn and the feel of this superwash merino is fantastically soft. I included the Halloween pencil she sent in this shot. I will be checking out her store when it opens.

A swap package wouldn't be a swap package without a little something for those moments when knitting just doesn't cut the stress, Numi Earl Grey tea, two fun size Smarties (down to one now), and a block of special dark from Hersey (minus a few squares now).

This is the bag that Tammy created for me, and a little book mark to keep the place in my 25 Favorite Socks book (which is quickly becoming my sock bible). Tammy used Patons SWS, in two colours, I love the effect of the silver grey and blue, this will make a great project bag (you can't have to many of those in different colours and themes).

I can't thank Tammy enough for being such a generous swap partner. This was a fun swap, not only meeting fellow knitters but the competitions and prizes that went along with it. I am looking forward to the next go round, if there is one.


Arianwen said...

what a great gift. I love the halloween yarn I cant wait to see what you make with that. will you give us a link to her shop when she opens

Tammy said...

Hi Isobel,

I am so happy you had a great time. It was alot of fun spoiling a fellow Harry Potter fan.

My shop is open or search Faery Fiber. I will be getting more fibery goodness in there over the coming weeks. I also posted on my blog about it :)

Take care and Happy Knitting! Tammy

Amanda said...

looks like some wonderful things!! :) I love the organge yarn! Like sherbert!