Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sock Swaps and Jumpers

I have joined yet another swap, this time its the 'Double Your Pleasure Sock Swap' with the Austalian Swappers group on Ravelry. Last week I received the first part of the swap, two fabulous skeins of sock yarn with the all important chocolate (Haighs Chocolate YUMMM!) from Missfee...

...the skeins of sock yarn are Kougu KPPPM and Knitabulous.

The second part of the swap is to knit a pair of socks from one of the skeins to send back to your partner. The other skein you get to keep! This second part is a secret, but I can say that I have chosen the skein I will knit with but I am still undecided on the sock pattern (there are just so many good patterns!). I sent Missfee her parcel on Thursday so hopefully she will receive it on Tuesday, cant wait to see what she thinks!

Otherwise I have been slowly knitting my way through my projects. The #11 Forestry (Old Penny) cardigan is coming along well, I am nearly up to joining the arms. I just cant understand why the pattern is written in such a complicated way when in actual fact it is really simple and easy to memorise. Anyway I cant wait to finish it and wear it now the weather is getting so cold.

I have also been knitting a jumper for my partner Paul using the pattern Joukahainen by Kristel Nyberg. Its very simple stockinette stitch pattern, which is what he wanted and I'm using Malabrigo worsted in black. I'm just hoping I have enough yarn left to finish it as what you see in the picture is all I have left!

3 comments:

villapeikko said...

Mmm, yummy yarn. Beautiful colors!
Good luck with the sweater, hope you have enough yarn!

sweetp said...

Great idea for a swap , look forward to seeing which one you make and which one you keep!

And good luck with the sweater. A whole sweater in malabrigo...what a lucky man!!

sweetp said...

Hey K, I tagged you for a meme if you are keen (feel free to ignore if they are not your thing :D )