Wednesday, 27 February 2008

My Parcel

Yeah!!! My cocoa swap parcel arrived yesterday. I was so delighted. Was not at home when it arrived so had a note to say that the postman had called and that a parcel could be collected at the local postal sorting office. My cocoa swap partner is Felicia from http://www.feliciaknits.blogspot.com/. These are the contents, mostly wrapped in tissue.

Beautiful sock yarn from Crystal Palace yarns. Its made from bamboo, wool and nylon and its so so soft.

Some really yummy 'Archer Farms' Milk chocolate mix. Its really delicious and also tastes very good shaken on a cappuccino! Three sachets of Cocoa classics from 'Land Lakes' which I will taste later. Delicious nutty butterscotch - gone, and a yummy bar of Lindt orange chocolate - also gone!
Lovely stitch markers which match the colour of the sock yarn - exactly.

And last but certainly not least, my lovely 'blah buddy' to cheer up this month. Its a lovely felted owl, beautifully made! I've named her 'Buttons'. A bit obvious I know, but it really suits her with her beautiful blue buttoned eyes. She fits right beside my computer work station and even fits on the keyboard without getting in the way.
Thank you so much Felicia for a great package and gorgeous contents.

Friday, 15 February 2008

Recent Knitting

This shawl was knitted in Kid Silk Haze. I had trouble with it from the word go, as I've blogged before. It started out as Birch from a Rowan pattern but after two mistakes and ripping, I managed to find a pattern from the Lana Grossa site and it was quite easy once I got going. The edge I crocheted after.



These are pictures of the 'blah buddy' I knitted for my cocoa swap partner at www.cyclingknitter.blogspot.com. She has named her 'Missy', which I think really suits her.The pattern was my own, out of my head, and was knitted in some left over sock yarn. I can't remember which one, but I think it had cotton in the mix. I was quite pleased with her.


Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Cocoa swap - Again!

My swap partner, Angie, at www.cyclingknitter.blogspot.com, received her gifts at the weekend and I think she really likes them. I really enjoyed getting the gifts together for her. As it was her birthday on Monday last, why not pop over and send her a wish.
Looking forward to receiving my parcel now.
Happy Valentines Day to all my blog readers.