I’m here checking in and to update you all on my third round of FibreShare :).
Also, I had a baby. He’s real cute.
Sending to Jessica in Phoenix
Putting together Jessica’s package was a ton of fun! She loves bright colors, fingering weight yarn, loves coffee, Halloween, journaling, has a million house plants, 2 daughters and some furry critters!
I got her some treats – coffee (unground so she could decide how to grind it and because Scottie was throwing a tantrum about not wanting to use the coffee grinder at the store) and Halloween snacks. And an adorable Dia de los Muertos skull and skeleton coffee mug.
I found a journal with succulents on the cover and little sticky notes with succulents on them too.
I sent one of the project bags I made, which turned out to be her signature color (!) and added some progress keepers (unpictured because they’re inside the bag pocket and I’m stupid).
And I sort of went nuts on the yarn. Since I don’t have much of a stash myself since I prefer to buy for a project in mind, nor do I dye superwash yarn (which is Jessica’s preference to knit with!), I got to yarn shop in earnest.
Blue Moon Fiber Arts – BFL Fingering Superwash in “It’s my party & I’ll dye what I want to”
Hedgehog Fibers – HF Sock in “Bubble” (maybe, I didn’t write it down, oops)
Old Rusted Chair – Sock Set in “Boom Boom” & “Bijou”
Qing Fibre – Donegal Tweed in I have literally no clue, again, oops
Casual Fashion Queen – Mohair Sock in “Haus Summer”
I’d add more detail, but my brain fell out because babies don’t let you sleep.
Receiving from Allison
Let me tell you something about Allison – she works fast! I received her package a full month before it was due to send, and it was such a pleasant surprise. She really took my preferences to heart, which was much appreciated!
She sent the most delicious tea – David’s Tea Blueberry Jam. It’s gone. I snarfed it. And I drank it exclusively out of the amazing David’s Tea mug she sent with its own strainer and measuring spoon with a knit pattern on it. Plus it’s huge which is my favorite size!
She included 2 patterns with the yarn to complete them if I want. And I do. It’s perfect. Yarn without a plan gives me anxiety, and I’m so looking forward to getting the time to make these. The first is the Houndstooth Slouch by Grace Akhram with two skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Hayloft & Fossil. I have had this in my Ravelry queue before, which is hilarious. The second pattern is the Speedy Selbu Mittens by Skeindeer Knits with two skeins of Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool in Natural Gray and Blue Jay. I can’t wait to make these because I know how fast aran weight mittens will go! Also I’ve never made myself mittens before, so it’s kind of a treat!
There’s a sample of Lana from Green Mountain Spinnery which I think I’ll add to a pair of socks at the cuff or something for embellishment since it’s just a little sample. It’s a really gorgeous dark blue called “Noche”.
And lastly, Allison included a skein of Tigger Targhee from Blue Moon Fiber Arts in “See scum, sea scum run”. It’s a super high twist, non-nylon, non-superwash sock yarn and I’m puuuuuuumped to make socks from this. So pumped.
Okay that about covers it! Obviously I highly recommend FibreShare, so go follow them to find out when the next one is in 2019!