In addition to my recent travels, there's been another reason why things have appeared quiet here on the knitting front ... while the blog has been sparse, in reality I've been a busy little bee in the background thanks to my newfound swap addiction. It all started with a birthday swap group ... one fun swap, and I was addicted. Hey, who doesn't like surprise packages? With yarn in them? It's like yarny Christmas! So I promptly signed up for more ... you've just seen how spoiled I was in the cup o' yarn swap ... I simultaneously participated in Color Swap 18. You pick the color, and your partner builds a box full of yummy things in that color theme. Now that my partner has opened her package, I can finally share these fun finished objects here!
Pattern: Hitchhiker (my Ravelry project page)
Needles: Size 3 Hiya Hiyas
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Solemate in Harrison
Modifications: None! Such a fun pattern! I have raved about my love of garter stitch before, and this pattern is perfect for any garter stitch lover. I am sooo making one of these for me! Loving Solemate, too ... it feels sooo soft and cool to the touch. Perfect for Mississippi humidity!
Needles: Size 6 dpn's
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Marine Heather
Modifications: None! Fun, fast knit that makes the cutest fingerless mitts! These whipped up in no time, they would be perfect last minute gifts! Seriously tempted to cast on some for myself!
Bonus: both patterns were in my library, so I can count them towards my love your library challenge! I totally fell off the wagon for April and May, so it feels good to get back on track!