Thursday, August 17, 2006

What I got from my SP8 Hostess; Trekking sock one all done

Since it's only a matter of time until my Secret Pal spoilee finds me out, I think it's okay to post that I was one of the two lucky winners of handmade stitchmarkers and a bookmark made by our lovely SP8 hostess Patty.

Patty also sent me a nice card and wrapped her handmade goodies in a beautiful piece of cloth. Can you make out the little flip-flops hanging from the bookmark? How freaken cute is that? The stitchmarkers are so delightful to work with. They sparkle and shine, and I'm such a sucker for little things that sparkle and shine.

(Well, I'm a bigger sucker--a down-right insane sucker--for a one-carat thing that sparkles and shines, but we won't get into that right now.)

Trekking sock one is done. I immediately cast on and finished a 1.5 inch cuff before bed last night. I think a little light (not to be confused with a little sparkling thing) went off in my head: it's easier to avoid second-sock-syndrome if you actually enjoy the yarn you're knitting with.

Since my Trekking sock isn't going to any fun places, as other Trekking socks are doing in the Trek Along With Me KAL, I'm going to let my sock step right on top of Van Gogh's The Enclosed Field.


Prof. Knitwit said...

Hey! Thanks for commenting on my blog! LOVE your blog! Those are some really great stitch markers you have there - and you've done a great job with the baby booties and hat.

Tess said...

Congrats on being the winner of SP8. I am your spoilee of course....I found you!!!! You have been a great spoiler. I hope you will keep in touch.

Great job on the baby things. I agree with you I always do baby things in bright and fun colors. They can only wear so much blue or pink. You do lovely work on your socks. I have to tackle the heel on first one yet.

Pink Dandelion said...

I'm sure all those trekking socks in the trek along are green with envy. THEY didn't get to walk on a Van Gogh.

The_Add_Knitter said...

Hey, is there a bauble in your future?!!

I agree that the 2nd sock is easier when you love the yarn...

Patty said...

Hi Jenny,

I'm blushing (right!) that you put out a picture of my stitch markers but very thrilled as well! Thank you!