Oh right, knitting.
Well, the ladies finally got our acts together and had our Secret Spook exchange. We ended up doing it over dinner at Bertucci's. The person I knit for was Ariel, and I made her socks--what else?
Pattern: Monkeys, by Cookie A.
Yarn: Regia 4-fadig color, 2 skeins
Notes: I made purl free Monkeys, which I really enjoyed making. The pattern went very quickly. I also did an eye of partridge heel, which I thought looked really cool.
And the recipient with her socks:
And Cassandra was my Secret Spook. She made me Endpaper Mitts! Well, at the moment it's an almost completed Endpaper Mitt, but an awesome one, nonetheless.
And look what else she gave me--a rubber stamp and ink, stitch markers, a grow-a-monster, and stationery!
And Catherine with the socks she got from Ariel.
Cassandra with the DNA she got from Catherine.
And Cathy admiring the yarn she received from Amanda (in absentia):
Another successful swap! And speaking of swaps, I got a second(!) Sockapalooza package the other day. When my original sock pal's package was delayed I was assigned a sock saviour, and she decided she wanted to finish making me my socks even after I got my first pair. And look, they're crocheted!
Thanks, Andrea! They're great! I got lucky and got two pairs of Sockapalooza socks this year!
In yet another segueway, speaking of luck, look what I won last night at the advance screening of Bee Movie that we went to:
All sorts of bee-related products, including lots of honey and Burt's Bees products (those I'm really looking forward to!). Very cool.