First, a word about swaps. I was burned on the the last one I joined. (I feel bad for the swap organizer -- what a drag. She had 8 people that didn't hold up their end of the swap!) So, I was thinking that this was a sign that I should hold off on doing any more swaps for a while -- then the lace swap came along!
Second, a word about lace knitting. There are primarily three types of knitting I do:
- Knitting Felted Bags -- My "mac & cheese" knitting, comforting and familiar. It's work, but I love to do it.
- Sock Knitting -- This is my "on-the-go" knitting. I always have a sock project in my little Longaberger basket, ready to go whenever I hit the door.
- Lace Knitting -- The knitting I do when I have time to knit -- at night or on the weekends when I want to really *enjoy* my knitting. I *love* knitting lace!
Okay, so I had to join. And as luck would have it, I was matched up with Jae who showered me with the most excellent gifts! The yarn she chose is a beautiful sage green -- Jagger Spun Zephyr -- I've never used this yarn before, so I'm eager to try it out. It feels lovely! And the pattern is the Baltic Sea Stole by Fiber Trends. She included some other goodies including something that I have never used, but think is ingenious -- Post-it tape! How come I've never heard of this before? Have I been living under a rock? What a great thing to use to mark your charts. Thanks, Jae!!
Another package arrived too. . .
It's the rug hook kit I purchase at Michigan Fiber Fest from Linda at Hooked on Ewe. So it looks like I'll be trying a new craft in the coming weeks. I'll let you know how it goes!