These lovely flowers and star discs are enjoying themselves among my spring flowers. They arrived today from San Francisco, along with a postcard.
Again, I love the fact that they are all different colours. There is also a cute silver heart charm that says “Made with love”. Oh, and I got seven markers instead of the regulation five.
Thanks, Ms Flowers!
I think I may be hooked on exchanges now…
These Happy Hearts arrived today from Florida. Thank, Celena!
They are the perfect size (making me realise mine were a bit big and heavy unless my giftees knit lots of blankets or chunky sweaters) and I like the fact that they are all different colours, since I’m always getting lost in patterns.
These stitch markers will be winging their way to somone from the Stitch Marker Exchange, later this month.
I liked them so much I made myself some earrings that differ only in that the big white bead is a reddish/brown bead in the earrings.
I put different coloured seed beads at the top of each, so that someone could, potentially, use them to check quickly where they were in a round (if they knew the yellow one came first and the blue one was the last one…)
I’ve been feeling a bit isolated out here in knitland, in winter. I read a lot of blogs but I felt like I wanted something to connect me to a community, so I started searching for swaps.
I found this great site, which has a list of links to various knit-a-longs and swaps. The knit-a-longs seem more prevalant and I might get into that, but the thing is, I REALLY enjoyed both sending and receiving my socks during Sock Wars.
So down I scrolled.
I didn’t find a knitting swap as such that appealed to me (without scaring the wits out of me in terms of scale or timing) but I did find a stitch marker swap. So I signed up, and made one set while #1 Son did something crafty at the table and #2 slept. Hey, if I can do one set in the time it takes a newly-4 year old to get bored, I can probably complete the second set by the end of the month without freaking out too much.
On with the swap.
I guess I should take a picture of the markers sometime soon. I’ll wait to see if it’s all totally anonymous (or “anomolous”, as my mother likes to say) before I post anything. Can’t remember the details now.