I received my package from my knit sock kit swap pal, Kellie, on Friday. Here’s what the package looked like when I first opened it:
The bag that she made me was handknit and then felted. She crisscrossed the bag’s handles, so you can hold it any which way.
Pinned to the outside of the bag were twelve(!) handmade stitch markers that coordinated with the bag.
The yarn that she sent she personally handpainted and it is beautiful. It contains all of the colors that I wear from day to day so when I make socks from the yarn they will go with everything. I can’t wait to start knitting using the pattern that she sent. She modified this pattern for lace top, toe up socks to fit my foot measurements, with extra tips along the way.
I’ve really been wanting to try some toe up socks (while I train for Sock Wars 2006) and I am extra excited to knit some socks with a lace pattern, as all the socks I have been knitting lately are modified ribbing patterns.
Not only did she send a lovely bag, beautiful stitchmakers and wonderful, handpainted yarn, she sent me chocolate, licorice, licorice tea and a bounty of knitting accouterments. She even thought to send waste yarn for the provisional cast-on in the pattern.
I was super lucky to end up with Kellie as my partner. She spoiled me to the nth degree.