Monday, March 23, 2009

SOCK MADNESS 3 round 1 socks and MAIL CALL

Sock Madness 3 started on March 19th with round 1. I received my pattern at an unknown time in the morning but it waited till I got around to it at 8:30a.m. I was able to get both the cuff and legs done before I had to go to work on Friday and then did not touch them again until Sunday on the car ride to my SIL house for a birthday party. I finally managed to get them finished today. I personally would not have picked this particular pattern for myself but It is a well written pattern and had a very unique heel that I have never done before. I'm sure that I will attempt this tye of heel again someday on a sock that will be long enough to fit my foot so your probably wanting to see a picture of these socks Huh, well here they are cramed on my huge feet.

I decided to go with green in honor of St. Patricks day. I know wait for round 2 to begin which is sometime after the 2nd of April since everyone has a two week time frame to finish round 1.

OK, Time for MAIL CALL

I received lots in the mail on Friday right before I left for work and boy was it hard to leave it all behind. so let's see what I got.

first I received the Spring 2009 Spin Off Magazine and there is some really great articals in this one that I have yet to read.

Second is the Not Your Mothers slow Cooker Cookbook by Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann. I had heard about this cookbook on a Ravelry group and I just had to see what everyone was raving about. I have to admit...... I have not been able to make it through the breakfast section because I tend to read cookbooks like others read novels and all the recipes are looking and sounding like they will be very tasty.

third is my knit picks order. I got 2 pairs of size 1,2 and 3 needles in the 16" cable length for knitting socks. It never fails that I always want to start another pair of socks because I'm getting bored with the current one and don't have another set of needles. With these I know can make many differnt socks all the time. Can you tell I love to knit socks!!

(sorry for the sideway's pic)

OK, I saved the best for last. I also received my swap package from the Sheep Shed Studio's Ravelry groups swap. I am loving this package and can't wait to get some spools empty so that I can start spinning this up. So here is what I got

1. black/white roving dyed by Wendy
2. Angora goat fiber (super duper soft)
3. a bath bomb
4. 1 silver and gold thread
5. a tiny crochett hook that I personally use when knitting and adding beads
6. 3 oz glass beads
7. bag assorted spangles
8. peacock hot fix glitZ
9. Dove chocolate
10. a little baggie with tea
11. and last but not least a item that my children went crazy over......... a autographed poster by the Designers of the Phineas and Ferb cartoon that my kids love
to watch.

So here are the pictures of the package.

Thank you so much Wendy I loved every bit of it.

1 comment:

Beth said...

I love your green socks!!! I bet you're having fun with that swap looks fabulous!