Wednesday, June 12, 2013

more swappy goodness

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!
Pattern: Mock Cable Wristers from the book 60 Quick Knits (my Ravelry project page)
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!


  1. Your Hitckhiker is great, I love garter stitch knitting, sometimes its all you need to do

  2. Both the shawl and wristers are so lovely. Like the wrist warmer motifs especially.

  3. Great shawl and the yarn looks great!

  4. Love your hitchhiker! I've just cast one on. :)

  5. I love the color of the hitchhiker shawl! Very pretty!

  6. Oh, this looks like fun! I love getting surprises in the mail! Your Hitchhiker is beautiful.

  7. Lovely FO's! I am really liking Solemate, too - I love making things I can wear in just about any temperature!

  8. Love both projects and the yarn you picked for them.

  9. Look at those goodies, I'm sure the lucky recipients love them. I'm glad to hear that you are keeping super busy!