Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My Life in Stiches: Secret Santa

My knitting group scheduled a Secret Santa swap and we exchanged our gifts this week. I was a little nervous about the swap, mainly because of the questionnaire. It shouldn’t have been scary. It was a simple form asking what my favorite yarns and colors. Harmless, right? Unless you don’t know the answer to any of those questions.

I consider myself a new knitter even though I’ve been knitting for about two years now. That’s a good amount of time, but I know very little about fiber content and colorways. I do know yarn weights from my crochet background, but that’s pretty much it. So as I stared at this form, I kept saying, “I don’t know.” So I filled in everything I did know (which was pretty much just my favorite colors and food allergies) and sent it off into the vast universe that is my knitting group

Fortunately, the ladies know more about yarn than I do because Tammy, my Secret Santa, hooked me up. She got me a gorgeous hank of Miss Babs French Marigold sock yarn. It’s so pretty that I almost don’t want to knit it (but I will). When I got home from the swap, I had the hank sitting on my lap like a puppy, petting it while I looked for a pattern.

I can’t wait to cast on with it, but I’m happy to continue to pet it for now

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