My Opal sock yarn arrived today! It's so pretty and will hopefully knit up into a fair isle design. I really couldn't resist, I've been wanting to try self patterning yarn, and now I've knitted one pair of socks, I'm keen to try again. I also got a free cable needle with it, which was a surprise. I think a higher power is trying to tell me something. I have a secret; I've never knitted cables! Maybe I'm destined to give it a go. Probably not with this yarn though, I have a feeling that it may ruin the fair isle effect. I won't be knitting them up at the moment though as I have a few other things in the pipeline.
And yes, I gave into temptation. I was sooooo determined to leave the swaps for a little while, till money was a little easier, but then the FOC secret swap loomed onto the horizon. I resisted for as long as I could; really I did. But I was lurking in the thread and it looked so wonderful, and there were so many amazing FOC's signed up and I finally caved in, hours before sign-ups closed. I have my partner now and she's a well known and loved Craftster which is a little terrifying, but I have a few ideas of what to craft for her. Here's a little teaser of project number one.
I have absolutely no idea of who's stalking me in return. If you're reading this and you read through my questionnaire and completely freaked, I'm sorry. There have been a few people freaking out in the thread, and every time I see it, I think "I hope she wasn't freaking over me!" Just craft whatever, I'm sure I will love it, and if you're really stuck, maybe Kookaloo Starr will help you out! She knows me pretty well. There, that's my conscience eased a bit *lol* I am quite stalkable, I have this blog, wists, info for swap partners and plenty of other stuff. My partner has some good wists, she posts on Craftster loads, but I haven't been able to find a blog yet. Some people have been partnered with people with no wists or blogs and have no idea where to start. That really sucks; believe me, I've been in that boat! And as this is a secret swap, you can't even question the recipient! It is fun though!