Welcome to sock-crazy. Why that name? Well, simply, I love knitting socks. Knitting, Golden Retrievers, cats, cooking, down-sizing, and travel will be addressed here. My yarn shop, Main Street Yarn, will be included but this is a personal blog. It is not a shop blog. Check the Main Street Yarn Facebook page for all that is new and wonderful.
I am on Ravelry and if you are a fiber person it is the place to be...lots of inspiration, patterns, yarns, and fun. One of the fun things we do are "swaps" within certain groups. I am in a Starbucks-themed cowl swap group and today my package arrived.
Katy was my swap partner and she went above and beyond. I so wanted to share the joy I felt when I opened the box this afternoon.
The cowl with the cabled edgings fits perfectly and is GORGEOUS. I love the yarn color -- a medium blue teal and those wooden buttons are outstanding. I tried it on immediately and it is unbelievable. I love the fact that I can leave one button open if I want or button up for a really cold, windy day. I might have to go take a walk so I can wear it now.
The skein (already wound) of Heritage Silk hand paints is gorgeous. I think it is destined to be a pair of fingerless mitts and a shallow matching cowl. There is lots of yardage in this fingering weight.The purple/teal mix calls my name. I love it!
Locking ring markers in their own little case. Nice. Can’t wait to try them.
Then we have the Starbucks element -- the gift card in an Autumn design, a Tall Starbucks mug with candy inside and a reusable Starbucks tote. I have been looking at those totes for ages, have almost gotten to the counter with one for myself and decided to be thrifty. Katy must have read my mind.