Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Swap Slut

Wonder how many hits I'll get with a title like that.

So I'm really loving the swap deal. They are so much fun. As most of you know, I help hostess the Secret Pal exchanges. They are a blast. But they also last 3 months and sometimes you just need a little instant gratification. So you turn to the great coffee, tea, and dishcloth swaps that are out there. And don't forget Swap-Bot. I signed up to do the first 2 Yarn Junkies Unite swaps. The first was the color purple and was great. The second was red. Before the second started our wonderful hostess Sandy (please keep her and her family, she has kids, in your thoughts and prayers) found out she might have cancer. She assigned partners and we finished out the swap. The swaps were so much fun that I decided to take them over so I listed swaps for the rest of year following the guidelines (more or less) that Sandy had started. We just started the blue swap for this month but you can find the info for next month here. If you're looking for something a little less time consuming that doesn't require the larger dollar committment that Secret Pal does this just might be right up your alley.


In knitting news, I started a pair of socks for Bran in Lisa Souza's Milk & Honey Sock! yarn. I have to tell you that I wasn't sure that I was going to like this yarn since I've fallen madly in love with all the other great sock yarns out there that have a really tight twist. Man am I glad I tried it. This stuff is awesome! I thought it would split because it's not tightly wound but that isn't the case. And it's so silky soft and smooth to knit with. Bran can't wait until they're done and on his feet.


I've also taken on some commission knitting for a super sweet lady. She dropped off yarn and patterns last Wednesday for about 8 little sweaters. I've got the first almost finished and can't wait to get to work on the rest. I've not taken photos yet but promise to soon.
Track season has started once again and Short Man is doing a great job. He does discus and shot put and loves it. His score placed second for shot put in the meet last night and third last Thursday. He volunteered me to score last night and I had a blast. It was so much fun to be right in the middle of the action. I can't wait to do it again. It's hard to believe he's almost 16. We've had a truck for him for almost a year now. Bran has been driving it and the two of them have been working on it getting it ready for him to take over in July. Last Tuesday night Bran was rear ended on his way home from work. The truck isn't as pretty as it was. Once I got to the scene and knew Bran was going to live my heart sank for Short Man. I was so sad that the truck was wrecked. We're now trying to decide if we're going to fix it or sell it and get him something different. He's such a good little man. He never once asked what kind of shape his truck was in(Bran was still at Urgent Care), he only asked how Bran was. It makes me so proud to have such nice kids.

8 comments:

Trish "luvs2knit" said...

lol....that title will probably get you lots of hits. :~)
The sock looks great. I haven't tried Liza Souza's yarns yet but they are on the list.

Knitting Mama said...

Love the milk & honey. What a cute name for sock yarn color!

Missmalice said...

Hi Kerry, i keep seeing references to SP10 and SP8, upstream and downstream - will you be doing another Secret Pal exchange as I would love to participate!

Please can you drop me a line or comment on my blog and let me know? Thanks!!

Alice
missmaliceknits.blogspot.com

Devonshire said...

OMG! I love the title of your post. Ain't it the truth....if only we did more knitting!! LOL

Anonymous said...

Hello dishcloth pal! How fun is it that I got you? I've got some questions, but I'll leave them until after I've slept :).

Morandia said...

If you spin, Lisa Souza's Milk and Honey is a dream to spin in BFL....

Devonshire said...

2 things: You have been tagged! Check my blog for details. Also if you are interested in I have put together a little contest for my group so check out the dishcloth swap site for details.

AlisonH said...

Good kids and a good mom, and I'm glad the accident wasn't worse.