Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas Around The World....

And at home ;)

With the hustle of Christmas, I am late in getting this photo and thank you posted about my Christmas Around The World Swap package. It did indeed arrive before Christmas from JoAnn, the Cape Sox Knitter!


Her card read:

Christmas Around The World 2007
Something to knit from ~ Sugar & Cream Yarn
Something to knit with ~ Patterns for Kitchen
Something hand knitted ~ Scarf...100% wool (see photo below); dishcloths...100% cotton
Something for taste ~ Chocolate Snowmen (ummm, already eaten when this photo was taken!)
Something for soul ~ Book "Five People You Meet In Heaven"
Something to hang on tree ~ Snowmen (I'm not sure if you can see the two little fat guys hanging on my mini tree, but they are there) There are also a row of snowmen candles

Thank you JoAnn!!! And I must tell you, the beautiful scarf you knit was hugely popular at my LYS Christmas pajama party!!! Your package arrived the day of the party, and my "pajamas" (also known as my "pod") are the perfect shade of blue to show off the scarf. We were all looking at it, to figure out the stitch...(seed stitch on large needles???)

Here is a photo from a grand evening of fun from the shop:


That is me and the scarf on the far right, next to Suzanne (shop owner), and two of our very favorite friends and knitters, Lois (in red looking like Santa's favorite helper) and Nellie (in flannel) on the far left. Both Nellie and Suzanne are wearing handknit socks, and Nellie is also wearing her felted slippers. I don't know if you can quite see them, but I am also wearing my sheep slippers (both my pod and my slippers were gifts from my sister!)

We had a great turn out that night and so much fun and food and fiber/yarn was shared! We are trying to think of a good excuse to have another....hmmmm...By the way, if you are ever in the middle of the mitten (mid-Michigan) be sure to stop by a really fun yarn shop and coffee house ~ Sip-n-Knit in Ithaca!

Finally, thank you to the hosts of Christmas Around The World Swap, I had a great time. It was especially fun shopping for and getting to know Kathy, who I gifted to. As she said, our lives are so very different and far apart and we might never have met but for this swap...and isn't that what swaps (and Christmas') are all about?

Merry Christmas Everyone!


Carissa said...

What a great package! I just loves swaps and getting to know new people!

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

That's a wonderful package of goodies and the picture is so fun!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you and your family a very joyous, happy, healthful, and loving New Year.

Kathy R said...

JoAnn is a wonderful swap partner! She sent me a perfect Knit 1, Tea 2 package a few months ago. I'm glad to know she was so good to you.
I wish you many blessings in 2008!

jopal said...

Glad you liked the package. I had lots of compliments on the yarn for your scarf from friends and family. I had to guard it from being taken by elves! It is a seed stitch. Worked up nicely. I enjoyed making it for you and hope you had a wonderful holiday and that your New Year is healthy and happy!