Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Coffee Swap Assignment

So this is the first week of the Coffee Swap and we have been given the following assignment:

"Browse around some of the other blogs of participants, and find one person who enjoys a similar roast coffee to you - share something interesting about them that you find on THEIR blog, and tell us what you've been working on knitting or crochet-wise this week!"

I set to work scoping out other participants blogs and found that Gaylen likes a lighter roast coffee just like I do. But what really caught my eye was her sewing. Having a background in pattern making and design it immediately got my attention. I loved the skirts and tops she just made recently! When I went back to look at her blog again today I had to laugh, because she mentioned my name in her assignment! Great minds think alike perhaps? ha ha!

In terms of what's on my needles, I have the following:
- baby blanket for (BF)G's neice's baby (thankfully not born yet although her due date is in one week, so I really need to get cracking on that one!)
- Gathered Pullover, which I've grown bored of now that I'm hoping for spring to arrive
- Clementine shawl - although really, I'm not sure that I can count that as I've not worked on it since sitting on the lumpy bed, while icing my very swollen ankle, in my room in Huanchaco, Peru.
- Montego Bay scarf - which I was so completely excited about last week until I got the last parcel from Darcy which contained the loveliest sock yarn and pattern (do you see where this might be going???)
- and last but not least, I have just this morning cast on for the second sock of Tiny Tulip socks. They are my newest love. Take a look why!Isn't it pretty! It's the perfect spring sock, even on a bed of snow! I'll model them when I've got the pair done! :)


  1. Nice sock, even on the snow. I hubby has been shovelling it off the lawn and onto the driveway to melt it away, seems to work we've had enough...ciao

  2. I don't blame you! I've considered doing the same here. Except I have a fence around my entire yard, so it would have to first be shoveled onto the walkway then out the gate, across the boulevard and then into the street. Sigh... At least the snow in the back has almost melted! :)

  3. How pretty I cant wait to see them done and on your feet:)Hugs Darcy

  4. You sock knitter you... I envy you. I think you know what my one endeavour with socks resulted in. If not, it was death to a sock needle. Sigh.

  5. But Kristina - you had similar feelings towards lace last year and now look at you! Maybe it's just not the right time for socks yet. :)

  6. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your kind words. I like the tulip sock on its bed of snow. Your post reminds me - I really should do that coffee swap assignment.

  7. Don't you love when you meet amazing people, who seem to be your lost twins?! I love the new sock and can't believe that you still have snow up there!

  8. Oh Kasia, it snowed again today. :(

    Thankfully it was the wet kind that melted as it hit the ground, but honestly! I've had enough of the white stuff for this year!

    And yes! I've met some fantastic people through the online knitting community - it amazes me how we can connect with people on such a level and have never met them in person!

    By the way - I hope you're feeling better and the stress is easing up at least a bit!