Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Exchange and update

I've received another exchange today. This is the first of a set of three that I've got coming up in the next month or so. I've sent off my half of the exchange to its recipient today a day late because I remembered late on Monday that I couldn't post it then in my town as it was a local holiday. I could have gone to the city post office if I'd remember early enough in the day as they have this holiday on a different day. Scotland has this weird summer bank holiday in July/August which is taken on different Mondays in different places and some businesses even now take the English bank holiday at the end of August instead to confuse everyone even more.

Anyway I was lucky enough to receive a lovely needle case and some other goodies from Tuula. I suspect she might have noticed my sock knitting habit given that she included some very pretty yarn.

Redwork exchange from Tuula

Speaking of knitting, I've been keeping my needles busy since my last post. First up, I finished a cotton top - Tomato by Wendy Bernard (Ravelry link)

Tomato top

And then there were some more socks.

Plain stockinette socks in Regia yarn

Two at a time socks

Some Hedera socks in Yarn yard sock yarn (Ravelry link to pattern)

Hedera socks

I must confess that I was so glad when I finished the Hedera socks. I love the way they look but I found them a bit tedious to knit by the end. The pattern reminds me of the lacy white socks I used to wear when I was a little girl.

That makes 5 finished pairs of socks for July which is pretty cool and certainly means I'm going to have plenty more socks to wear.


tkdchick said...

What a great exchange!

karenv said...

Nice exchange! Love the socks and the top too.

Karoline said...

Lovely exchange, all the knitting looks great

Tuula said...

Hello Paula! I´m so glad that you like the needlebook and the yarn. Yes, you are so right. I have been reading your blog and noticed that you also like to knit. Happy stitching and knitting, hugs from Finland.

Mandella said...

You've got some lovely exchange gifts there.

Your Tomato looks much better than mine (which is now just a pile of yarn) did. I'm thinking about Hedera, but I've got some lacy socks on the go at the moment.

Sonda in OR said...

Those socks and shirt look great!! Tuula sent you a lovely piece as well.

Carolien said...

What a lovely socks you made! Sigh, wish I could make socks ... :)

Greetings, Carolien

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