I got nothin’.

Well, not quite true. The mailman brought a Knit Picks order and a swap package. And I have a winter photo to share.

First, the KP order. The yarn is for Fox Paws. The six-row pattern calls for five colors of yarn; the colors cycle through the pattern. I thought that looked a bit too unorganized for my anal mind; I got six colors so the color pattern will repeat evenly. The rich red-brown will be the wider stripes.

Stroll pumpkin  Stroll agate heather   Stroll aurora heather  Gloss clover  Gloss blackberry  Stroll merlot
 Yes, I seem to be an incurable optimist with visions of knitting glory. Time will tell.

I also got some yarn to make Younger Son a pair of socks. However, when I showed it to him he said that although he likes the colors he would prefer to stick with the 3 styles of [purchased] socks he already has. That way, when he loses one he can save it until he loses another one of the same style. Smart guy.

Stroll thunderhead So the socks will be for me.

 


Then, the swap package. 

Swap package

The swap was sponsored by Kim of handeyecraftstwo, she of the Knitter’s Hunk fame. The theme is seasonal: “TIS.” The T is for a tablet (at left of photo) because who isn’t making lists this time of year? The I is for initials; include something that starts with the recipient’s initials. Mine is the K-nitting yarns*. The S is for seasonal; what is more seasonal — and appropriate in a knitter’s swap — than a knitted ornament for the tree? Thank you, Kim, for sponsoring, and thank you, Kim, for the lovely gifts!

 

And finally, the photo, taken earlier today.

Grill
Looks like a good night to go out for dinner.

 * The purple/red/navy/black yarn at the back is 423 yds/110 gm of Frog Creek Fibers (an Etsy seller, currently on hiatus) superwash merino in the color Crimson Crusader. The self-striping laceweight in front of it is Wollmeise 100% merino superwash in the the color Sultan.

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0 Responses to I got nothin’.

  1. Bonny says:

    It looks like you’ve got quite a bit – yarn, great swap stuff, and snow/ice/cold. Looking forward to your fox paws!

  2. k says:

    You’re going to do Fox Paws? Eek! What will you make with it?
    Snow. Gotta love it.

  3. Kim says:

    I am quite impressed by your brave decision to do Fox Paws. I agree with the eek!! Also glad the goodies made it through the snow!
    Kim (in Oregon)(not Georgia)

  4. kathy b says:

    Love your swap gifts. I LOVE the mitten SOOOO cute.

  5. Kim says:

    And appropropos (sp?) note paper.

  6. Soxanne says:

    Lovely everything – incliding the snow 😉
    I’m impressed you’re doing fox paws. Colorwork is not, as you know, my specialty.
    Younger Son’s loss is your gain!

  7. Kym says:

    Fox paws is beautiful — and I can’t wait to see it! (The snow. Ugh. Not so much.)

  8. Kim Dean says:

    My Twinner has great skills and impeccable taste in yarns.
    And Fox Paws seems a towering challenge. But what a gift when it’s done!

  9. gayle says:

    I’ve been drooling over Fox Paws, too. I’ll be watching your progress with great delight!

  10. Vicki says:

    What an interesting pattern! I cycled through a different number of yarn colors vs. stripes for Fibonacci — that way, each had their moment to “shine.” I’m looking forward to seeing your more organized version! 🙂
    Lovely swap package. I was gone/out of touch and missed the sign up window!

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