Saturday, July 5, 2008

How do you spell angel?

You spell angel Jess. Yes Thank you so very much Jess for the wonderful package of goodies. You see, I never received my package from my partner so Jess willingly became my angel and Wow did she send some really cool stuff. First of all There was Noro sock yarn in a purple black and Green color way. The really cool thing is I have this same colorway in a top down sweater so the I will now have matching socks. Which for me is huge. I love to match. She also sent me some Lorna's lace sock yarn in mixed berries. She also sent some yummy chocolate. A lake Superior T shirt ( my daughter commandeered that) A neat tote bag a Mountain colors sock pattern some neat sheep buttons, and little black sheep, and a candle holder. Again thanks so much I love everything and thanks so much for being willing to be my angel.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

what happened to the points contest?

hey guys
has anyone heard anything about the points contest & prizes
I thought at swap end the top 5 point scorers were to get a prize?
oh well,even if i dont get a prize I had a good swap pal and a great package

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Are you bummed too?

So I'm wondering if there are any others out there that are a bit bummed like me? I have always loved this swap and I have more fun collecting items for my partner and then knitting the socks. I love seeing what everyone else gets. And its just as much fun to see my partner loves her goodies and socks. But now I have to admit I am totally bummed. I have not received anything from my partner except a couple email months ago.I sure hope everyone else has gotten there goodies because its a real bummer if you didn't. Sockless in Idaho

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I got it!

I got my Socks Yaaa!!!! They fit perfectly and are warm, it has been a little cold here lately. I am wearing them right now.
They came with some very cool yarn, Lavender soap, lotion, lavender scents and black licorice.

Thank You Cindy!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thank you, Sherry!

Sherry was a great pal! She sent me so many wonderful goodies, and the socks are perfect! I finally posted a long-overdue thanks on my blog.

Friday, April 4, 2008

my package arrived too

I got my second package from Lisa yesterday, and it was filled with lots of goodies for me and my son. I'll just show you a pic of the beautiful socks here, more can be found on my blog

Monday, March 31, 2008

Received the package in from my swap partner for the Sockittometwice swap. She sent a pair of socks, gorgeous, smoochy sock yarn (really feels nice, can't wait to use it) 4 skeins of cotton classic (which I love) a Loopy ewe project bag (can't have enough) a book called shadow knitting, a sock pattern, starbucks coffee and some stitch markers. Yahhhhhh! :) Thanks so much! :)

Friday, March 28, 2008

I love my socks!

I got my socks form Lisa today and I love them. They are beautifully knit. Lisa has been an awsome swap pal! Thank You Lisa! You Rock!

Monday, March 24, 2008


I returned from Spring Break Vacation to find one of those wonderful orange slips from the Post Office. I went on my lunch hour and guess what I had!

This wonderful blue paper hid the treasures.

This was the wonderful card from Jen.

LOOK what was under the first layer of paper!

Yarns that Jen dyed herself!

This CUTE bear holding the socks!

The whole glorious package!

The socks even went to Las Vegas and brought me back some lucky coins!

Thank you SO MUCH Jen! The yarn is beautiful and just my favorite colors! I will share the chips and perhaps the candle, but the rest is for MOI!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Socks Have Been Done

I finished these in February. Mailed them off to my pal and haven't heard anything from her regarding the parcel that I sent. I really hate putting all this time and effort for not even an acknowledgment that the parcel was received! Sorry about the rant.

The pattern is Embossed Leaves in Schaeffer Anne.

The package that I recieved from my swap pal Jen was totally awesome! I'm not sure if I posted or not about it.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Dear SITMT Pal

This is your socks writing to you. I have been traveling this week. I started in Texas, went to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. I have been on the beach, at a Grapefruit League Spring Training Baseball game, at Sponge Docks, at my In-Law's house, and in a hotel. I am ready to go into a big box and be mailed to you along with a lot of other goodies.

Friday, March 21, 2008

They're here!

Wednesday I got home from school after a very long day to unexpectedly find a petite envelope sitting on my desk. At first I was confused but I should've remembered the saying the good (scratch that, excellent!) things come in small packages. My socks are here!!!!!

Some super cute fraternal self-patterning socks. Hooray! Thank you AJ(too) a.k.a. CynicalKnittingGal. I love them.

I Forgot!

I completely forgot to post this picture with the rest of my SITMA haul. It's certainly not because I don't appreciate it, quite the opposite in fact! Michelle made this little project bag for me. As soon as I opened the box, I grabbed the project bag and the chocolate and ran out the door. I did take the time to throw in this project - little bell bottoms for my two year old. Hee hee. It's the perfect size for little projects. I always seem to have my hands full of kid stuff (and kids), so something small to take a project in is perfect for me.

I'm not much of a seamstress (not at all in fact) but I can tell that this was a tricky little bag to make. Michelle is way out of my league when it comes to sewing! Thank you very much!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thanks Michelle!

Michelle sent me this awesome package. I actually received it last week, but due to a very hectic last few weeks, I just haven't been able to blog it. Michelle went above and beyond the call of duty, sending me a new package every month. It's been so much fun seeing what's in the boxes. This box contained a rice mix (not pictured), sock blockers (yippie!), Alpaca Sox yarn, a little chocolate dragon, a CO Springs postcard, socks, and some yummy chocolate (not pictured, it's in my purse and is being put to good use. I even used the chocolate as a bribe for my 2 year old during my Grandma's memorial service last week.)

Here's a close up of the socks. They're a cool spiral pattern (she also sent me the pattern) but Michelle used the latest Cat Bordhi book for the heel and gusset shaping. Thanks again for everything Michelle!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Dear Sock Pal in MA

Dear Secret Sock Pal,

I love my package. What fun yarns, I can't wait to start thinking about what I might make with them...the Collinette Jitterbug has exciting reds and browns and pinks, the Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Liberty is so fun!! I'm absolutely thrilled with the Knit Picks circular #3 and the book about making socks on one circ...I'm game, for sure.

I've never tried MeiMei dpns so that will be great. The KnitScene with patterns for plus sized sweaters is a keeper for sure.

And...sock socks fit perfectly. I love the colors and the knitting is so professional!

But, I don't know who you are so I wanted to thank you here and on my blog too.

Thank you so much,

Not-so Cynical Gal
AJ (too)

Packet two from my pal

My second swap it to me twice packet was waiting for me last night when I came home from a 13 hrs job trip. Like the first packet also this one made me stunned. Look at all my partner Yvonne in Germany sent me. It was like Christmas Eve to wrap up one thing after another. I`d lovely Jaywalkers, 4 skeins of divè cotton/viscose yarn which I`ve never had before, scrapbooking items, ribbons, candles, mocca insence sticks, bath salt, face mask and the cutest little sheep. Thanks a lot from the bottom of my heart to my partner Yvonne. Both packets were a lot more than I expected. I`m moved to tears when seeing a partner put their heart into making such wonderful packets for strangers. You are the best Yvonne. :)

My partner had knitted lovely Jaywalkers for me. The color is just gorgeous and fitted me perfectly well. :)

Look at this cute sheep I got from my swap partner. :)

Packet one from my pal

About a week or so ago I got the first packet from my swap partner in Germany. I was stunned from all she sent me, two skeins of lovely yarn, some homespun (I think) and some from Austerman Step with Aloe Vera and Jojoba oil, which I`ve never had before. I also got Wintermärchen tea, which is new to me but smells wonderful and I`m sure it taste great too (will have one or more cup(s) tonight), Hachez chocolate which I`ve either never tasted, knitting needles, lovely stitch markers, stempelset (I collect rubberstamps),three soap bars which smells lovely. Thanks a lot for all what you sent me. Loved it all.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Thank You Pal from California!

I stopped by the Post Office today and found out that there was a package for me that had been on the shelf since February 25! Of course, I hadn't gotten any notices. My spoiler sent me a lovely preview of coming attractions--wonderful white tea/vanilla scented bath things, a cute knitting notebook, and a great card.

Thank you so much!

A little bit of news

Hi everyone!

I'm very happy to see some great packages coming in. I know a few people are late, but there has been an inordinate amount of people flaking or not communicating in this swap. I apologize for my absence, so now is the time to email me, (if you haven't already), and let me know if you have NOT received any swap items. I've already sent out a few "reminders". I will give everyone 24 hours to reply. If I don't hear back from them, I will be contacting angels. So far there will be three that I need. I do apologize. It seems that while I've been MIA a few people have dropped off the face of the Earth.

Anyway, tonight I'll be getting the prizes together for everyone. I will announce the winners on Monday. So be ready to hear your name!

In the meantime, keep posting these great packages and email me if you need me!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thank You!

I received the most wonderful package from Jess. She sure took the time to get to know me. She knitted me a pair of Jaywalkers out of some Opal yarn. She sent some Sugar Maple Cherry Tree Hill yarn and also some Dream In Color Smooshy in Giant Peach to match the Cardigan that I am going to knit out of the same colorway.Once again thanks Jess. Also thanks for being my angel in the Monkey Swap 3.


I've been very neglectful in posting that I received my package from my pal. She sent me a very lovely package. I'll post more later with photos. I did make sure that I thanked her immediately.
I've yet to hear from the Betty who is the pal that was assigned to me. I mailed her package out approximately two weeks ago and haven't heard a peep. I should have put mail confirmation on the parcel but didn't. It's very frustrating to work very hard on the socks and gathering everything together to not hear a word if the package was even received. I have sent several emails to her but have yet to hear anything back.

So Betty, please please let me know if you received the parcel.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Oops, Thank You Margie

Oops, it just dawned on me today that putting a post about the wonderful package I got from Margie on my blog,, would NOT show up here! Sorry Margie, it was a wonderful package & I've worn the socks like 4 times so far...washed between wears of course! Take a look everyone and thanks again Margie :)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Thank You, Sandy

Last night a little package came for me. I decided to wait until I was home from work this morning to open it. I'm so glad I did, because I had a total night from hell at work last night. What was in the package? An amazing pair of socks from my spoiler, Sandy!! Thank you, thank you so much, Sandy. The socks fit like a dream and I love them so much!

The socks are CTH Supersock DK in Caribou Creek. Not a yarn I would have bought for myself, but I really love the colors. She also send me a bath 'cookie' in a chocolate scent, and a really cook pair of chopsticks! Thanks again, Sandy. All of your packages have been great and you've been a great pal!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Boy was I spoiled!

Sorry I'm so late in posting this. My internet has been sketchy and after a week of trying to get someone out here to look at it, it somehow fixed itself. My package arrived last Thursday and wooo boy was I spoiled! I can't find my camera so I can't post a picture, but it was like a never ending package of goodies! Chocolate and yarn and sock knitting bags and notions! My daughter kept pulling more and more out of the box. It was like Christmas! Great big super thanks to Cheryl W. She was the best upstream I have ever had in a swap! The socks are super duper comfy and soooooo soft! I'll post a pic on my blog as soon as I can locate the camera.

I got my package!

Hello All! Look what I received from my wonderful pal Jess! These socks are beautiful and they fit perfectly!
And here is the rest of the goodies! She sent two socks patterns, a Tea Cozies book, candy, homemade soap that smells wonderful, a box of tarts shells, a recipe for Bananas with caramel sauce, Easter decorations, ribbons and Knitpicks Harmony #2 dpn's. Thank you Jess for being such a wonderful pal!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

It's Here!

Hi all - I just wanted to say that my second package from Else in Norway arrived today! And it's fabulous!!! I'm always so very impressed with the ability of most Europeans to speak English in addition to their native tongue. Else is no exception. Her English is pretty darned close to flawless. More photos will follow soon showing all of the lovely things in the package (hopefully tomorrow), but hey - I know these socks! Aren't they lovely? THANK YOU ELSE!


The last part of Iva's package is late going off, the socks, went today, airmail, should arrive by next friday.
sorry for delay,
Iva lost your email addy as am now on diff pc as mine has died!!!
mail me if you read this

sock pal!!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Here is the picture

lovely yarn and the book wonderful ideas, the socks fit me prefectly and i love them, thanks so much

Friday, February 29, 2008

Package leaving today...

Hi All! Just a quick note to say that my pal's package will be off this afternoon on it's way to the Midwest. I had a great time during this swap...any news on a SITM3?

Thursday, February 28, 2008


I got my package, but I don't know who it is from...mystery woman no doubt. My Pal has been so good to me, sending me packages all along and cards and the socks in this final package are amazing. I am at work but will post pics here and on my blog probably Saturday. Package to my Pal is going out Friday or Saturday the socks are drying right now. This has been a great swap. I haven't done many of the contests, just bought a home in December and have been moving, etc...but I have tried to stop by and read. Terrific group here.

Got my package

just wanted to acknowlege my partner that i got my package today will post pictures this weekend

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Package Received!

I am SO excited! I received my package today from my pal, Cindy W!! I think she incorporated everything I ever said I liked. The entire package is AMAZING. The lizard project bag - love it! Beautiful handknit socks - and they fit! A wonderful tool kit - because I'm obsessed with gadgets. 2 skeins of sock yarn that I've been drooling over since I started knitting. Socks that Rock in Hwy 30 colorway and Yarntini in Mimosa (and I love mimosas!). Not to mention coffee, tea and chocolates. Thank you, Cindy!!

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

Sorry for the blurry picture! My pal just sent me this wonderful package. 2 pounds of fantabulous coffee - it's the type that is so strong just smelling it in the morning gives me a buzz! A cool mug to drink it out of, a fun cookbook, wonderful Penzey's Spices...
There's also my favorite chocolate bar (that will be hidden and quietly hoarded) and 2 super sweet bags for my girls. I noticed that I have a little eco-conscious 3 1/2 year old - she took her froggy bag with her "shopping" last night. It was full of play food at bedtime.

Contest Updates

Okay Ladies, I know that there have been several contest as of late. I will be helping AJ out calculating the points and getting them posted. Please be patient with me, as I am old and it takes me time after I eat and sleep to get the brain focused. After I have everything calculated, AJ will do the official contest drawings. I hope to have all of my part done by Saturday....

Edit: Else and Selana/Yvonne - I hate to admit a fault, but I cannot read all of your blog entires. Can you email me ( with the links to the Goals for the New Year Post and the Christmas Contest. I think I found Else's Christmas one but I want to be fair. - THANKS Ladies!

Monday, February 25, 2008

my socks are on their way

I have shipped the socks to my pal, hopefully she will like them and they will fit her. As I made a pair of Jaywalkers, I'd like to show them here, but without color, I don't want to give away too much in case she figured out who will be sending her package...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Birthday Goodies

My Pal had emailed me last week letting me know that she had a little extra package coming my way for my birthday! She knows that I am learning to sew and sent a fabric themed goody box to me. Thank you so much pal ... I simply love it!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

It's been such a long time

Hello ladies. I apologize for my lack of posting, I've been in and out of surgery, interviewing for babysitters, dealing with a fussy 1 year old who has four new teeth coming in, and trying to keep up with all of my swap/knitting/sewing/beading obligations. Life is rough!

I'm glad to see there a few posts about packages, keep em coming. They look wonderful. If you need an angel please email me at iknit.ipurl(at)yahoo(dot)com. Angels: I will be contacting you soon if we need any fill ins.

I've been horrible about keeping up with the contests, so I have a few to add...we have some very lovely prizes to give out. (They will be sent in March.)

Contest 1: All About Love

Simple enough post - You will post, on your blog, about a memorable Valentine's day you've had. Could be from when you were a child or now. (5 points) Extra points if you post pictures of anything in red, pink and white, for Valentine's Day. (an extra 5 points) Posts must be made by February 14th.

Contest 2: Spring Knitting

Post about your spring knitting plans. Do you have a new project in mind? Joining a new group? Any new goals you wish to share? (5 points)

Contest 3: Share the Yarn Love

Let's face it, there are a lot of knitters out there. And with that goes the fact that there is a lot of yarn out there! For this contest you will post 10 of your favorite yarns out there. They can be just sock yarn or lace or whatever your heart desires. (10 points for posting; 20 if you add the links to the companies)

Have fun and contact me if you need me! :)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

I got a package

My pal sent my an awesome package, I couldn't believe how much yarny goodness came out of this flatrate box:

4 skeins Lion Brand Homespun, 3 skeins Lion Brand Lion Wool Prints and 3 skeins Lion Brand Moonlight Mohair.

Now I just hope that my allergies don't stop me from knitting the wool, sometimes I'm having asthma when knitting commercial wool yarns. But I just love the colors and will try to create something with it for sure.

Thanks so much,


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Look what I got ;)

My pal sent me a wonderful package that I received last week. Unfortunately, I was sick and unable to truly enjoy it or let you all know about it. Thank you very much pal, I love my package and can't wait to feel better to use my new things. ;D

Here are my pics:

~ pretty purse that was filled w/lovely yarn ~

~ Simply Sock book & Simply Knitting, a very british magazine ~

~ Scarf kit from Tokoyo ~

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Spoiled Again

My pal sent me an amazing package!!! Scarlett Fleece ... need I say more? Thanks again, pal!

Details are HERE on my blog.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Wonderful package!

I've already posted on my own blog and it just dawned on me this morning (well duh, Wendy) that I should probably post here. My secret pal is a wonderful person! She sent me a truely me package! There was a lovely note from my secret pal that got me all in a tizzy with wonder as to who she is!!! ooohhhh the excitment builds!!! Along with an awesome colorway of Tofutsies.Also included were some wonderful tea related items that I've already busted into. The photo is a little blurry, don't know why. I love the items all the same!

Thanks secret pal!!! You're the best!!!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Thanks Pal

I got a terrific package from my Pal. Details here on my blog Thanks so much Pal.....
  • Friday, January 18, 2008

    I've Got Mail!

    I received another great box of gifts from my upstream pal. My kids are going to think they're in heaven when they try the brownies she sent! They come home tomorrow after a week at Grandma and Grandpa's, so I'll bake these up to welcome them home. See more on my blog.

    By the way, those of you in the Southern states can send some warm weather our way. We're expecting 40-50 below wind chills tonight and tomorrow!

    Tuesday, January 15, 2008

    My Wonderful Pal

    Look what my Wonderful Pal sent me! Lots of yummy chocolate, some even yummier yarn, a pair of Valentine socks, some jellybeans and a knitting journal. Many thanks!

    Tuesday, January 8, 2008


    I blocked the lace for the cuff of my Frilly Lace Socks. I thought you all might be interested in seeing it. Blocking was definitely the right way to go. I'm not sure that it made it much easier to pick up the stitches along the bottom, but it definitely defined the points on the lace and makes it look better.

    Monday, January 7, 2008

    Help Please.....

    Hi Guys

    am relatively new to sock knitting, so could some one help me

    I have a pattern for my swap pal, but its for size us8 and shes a us10
    I have her foot measurements, so can do length etc, but how can i adjust the circumference?
    its a multiples of 13 stitch pattern, and it says to cast on 52 stitches, do i just cast on an extra 13? im also converting the pattern to circs instead of dpns!!!

    am i mad!!!!


    Sunday, January 6, 2008

    Well Hello!

    Good afternoon everyone!

    I hope everyone has a wonderful, and safe, holiday season and a Happy New Years. I have some catching up to on blogs, but I wanted to start another contest for those of you interested! All you have to do is post on your blog 5 things you hope to accomplish in the New Year! You will receive 5 points for posting. You must post by Wednesday, January 9th!

    Again, my email has changed so if you need to contact me regarding your pal, please email me at iknit.ipurl(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com). My blog address has moved as well, you can find me here.

    I hope everyone is doing well and ready for some real fun. Now that the holidays are over we can really get into the swing of things!

    Thursday, January 3, 2008

    After much thinking and looking about what to make my swap partner, I finally decided! During my saturday quiet afternoon, I shall cast on. This is so much fun.

    Advice needed

    Has anyone done the Frilly Lace Sock from Lorna's Laces? Should I block the lace before I graft the ends together and pick up the slipped stitches to work on the main part of the sock? My gut is telling me that blocking would make it easier, but I'm wondering if anyone has words of advice.


    I was lost

    I couldn't find the link here anywhere, no matter how I searched or connected from participants blogs....whew...must have been a blogger burp. I received a lovely package in Novemebr from my pal with glorious items amongst them, red Cascade 220, woohoo...I hear I am getting another package. I have just sent a NEw Year's package to my pal....heehee
    Hope everyone is well.....