Sunday, 22 May 2011


Whilst I wait impatiently ......I knit........ I write reports........I knit....... I write reports!!!! Before I know it, I have another project ticked off my 'to finish' list, but not too many reports written! I loved knitting these and enjoyed the fact that the pattern was easy to memorise, but still looked good. The Wolmeisse yarn is lovely, with great stitch definition, but there are lots of other yarns that I like just as much and some that I have my eye on, but haven't tried yet: :-). I still have two more pairs to finish before my 'Knit Nation' deadline, so hopefully there may be another finished pair before next Sunday.

Whilst I wait impatiently........ I take a few more pics of my 'Spriteling' to show you, now blocked and gorgeous.

I think you can tell how pleased I am with it!

I am waiting so impatiently.......... for a little parcel to arrive from across the pond. It's coming all the way from Manhattan from my lovely swap partner, Cathy. I'm taking part in the Knitspot 'Fall in Full Colour' clubhouse swap, over on Ravelry. It's just the coolest place to be at the minute and SUCH a good way to waste oodles of time. The clubhouse is full of lovely people!

I posted my little parcel off to Cathy last Monday, after school, at around 5.10p.m. and guess what.... it arrived on Wednesday. How amazing is that! Well done to the old postal services there, I think. Post often takes that long to arrive withing the U.K. never mind going all that way across the water. I picked out a lovely Natural Dye Studio yarn for Cathy and some yummy Thornton's dark chocolate.

I'm so excited! I can't wait for my little parcel to arrive! Then I shall have to decide on which fabulous Anne Hanson pattern to knit with my swap skein. It's definitely NOT going to be socks. I'm pretty sure it will be a small shawl, but I shall wait and let my new little yarny friend help me decide, when he or she arrives.

Pop back to share my surprise!! Have a great week.


josiekitten said...

Your Spriteling looks fabulous! Mine is coming along now too! Love the socks - great colour! You sent Cathy a very nice parcel - hope you get yours soon! I'm sure it will have something wonderfully squishy in it - can't wait to see what exactly!!! Have a good week. xx

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

I love the colour of the socks.
The parcel you posted looks terrific and shall be greatly appreciated.
Have a great week.
Susan x

Sarah said...

I will do! It is fun taking part in these swaps isn't it? I have done quite a few since starting blogging.
Poor you with reports to write. I am still slogging through the learning ourneys-but the end is in sight!
I had a chat with a lady in a junk shop yesterday about knitting socks. I realy must try it one day!
Hope you parcel arrives really soon-and have a good week too!

busybusybeejay said...

My daughter is in the middle of report writing( and has been marking SATs).As a retired teacher report writing is one thing I don't miss.I'm far happier knitting.I love the sock pattern.I have finished my Spriteling shawl too.

sophie...^5 said...

fabulous work and the chocolate!!!!

Jenny said...

Socks are lovely but completely surpassed by the gorgeous shawl, well done you. I'd quite like to see it being worn if that's possible, please - something to do while you wait perhaps.

Ozzy Blackbeard said...

Oohh! Your socks are lovely! You're just right to show off the Spriteling, it's absolutely gorgeous. ;)

Lyn said...

look forward to seeing the results!

Country Girl said...

Lovely Spriteling. Good luck with those reports - what a loathsome task!

Teena in Toronto said...

Alas, I haven't picked my needles up in ages :(

Happy blogoversary :)

melissa said...

love those socks! but your spriteling, swoon.... it takes one's breath away!
love it!