Category: Swaps

Handmade birthday gifts

  I’ve been absent on here for a bit but it’s due to a busy life rather than anything sinister.  Recently I spoilt another knitter in a birthday swap and really enjoyed planning what to make. I sent to  MummyWright  and ‘stalked’ her to find out what she liked, her favourite colours etc.  She has two […]


Bagsket and more

Recently I took part in an Easter swap.  I spent some time researching my recipient and discovered that she knits mainly cardigans and large shawls.  She also has two young cats. So I started thinking about what I could make her and the cats gave me an idea. I made her a Bagsket, a project […]


>Long overdue

>Belated thanks are owed to Random Knits. We did a swap at the end of last year and with everything that has happened since I hadn’t managed to say Thank You. The lovely Donna had a skein of Wollmeise that she wasn’t particularly attached to and I’ve always wanted to try it and adored the […]


>Dual Dishcloths

>In a recent swap on the Crafty Threads & Yarns forum I was spoilt by Modelwidow who spent a lot of time stalking me which is evident by the wonderful items she sent: Everything was very neatly wrapped in pretty lilac tissue paper….. Dishcloth & gifts Leaf Allover Cloth in Anchor Magic and then as […]


>a real treat…..

>I often wear socks that I’ve made myself and have made a few pairs for other people but have never had the chance to wear any made for me by someone else. Until now that is: Machine knitted Coral Snake socks However there is something even more special about these socks. They were made in […]


>Wonderful gifts

>Last week I mentioned that I’d taken delivery of a couple of parcels & now it’s time to reveal all. I’d ordered a Goknits sock bag from Socktopus & it’s already proven to be really useful: GoKnits Pouch Inside is my latest project with a few notions. The bag is splash proof (always useful when […]


>Swaps: Part One

>Over the past few months I’ve been involved in a few swaps & have been a bit slack in not revealing so here goes. The first was with Sprite64 who wanted odds & ends of yarns as she’s doing a City & Guilds distance learning course in knitting. All must be ‘known’ yarns preferably with […]


>Flowering around

>I took part in a book swap recently on the Crafty Threads ‘n’ Yarns forum & sent to gilraen. I sent her the first of the Earth’s Children series by Jean Auel as the series is a real favourite of mine & I return to the books again & again. I also sent something else […]


>Yummy Yarns Swap

>Last month I left a comment on Ali’s blog on this post as Ali had bought some gorgeous Socks that Rock and I was drooling. So we arranged a swap & I had a great time choosing something for Ali. I sent her a huge list of questions so that I could narrow down what […]


>Spoilt Rotten

>I took delivery of some extra special birthday presents recently from CL in Canada. We had already treated each other at Christmas & agreed to do the same for our birthdays. This parcel arrived a couple of days late due to international post & although I tried to be good & wait so that a […]


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