Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Swap News, Shawl Pin, Sock start

This year I´m going to participate in some SWAPs on Ravelry again. One is the Swap for all Seasons Group 2011 were one gets a swap partner with whom one is exachanging 3 small and one larger (Christmas) swap parcel through the year. Last year was my first swap year and it was great fun and always such an exitement if she liked the stuffs I´ve sent and to receive my parcel in the post, the surprise, the unwrapping,... I like it very much. And today I got the name of my partner for this year! Can´t wait to get to know her!

As I´m often knitting shawls I was long time looking for a shawl pin that suits my taste is practical. On etsy I found one this weekend. I´ve ordered it on 1st January and today I´ve already got it! It is beautiful hand made, light and perfect. my photograph skills need improvement, but here you get an idea how it looks. is the seller on

And finally I´ve started to knit the first sock from the new sock book. I just couldn´t wait! with 4mm DPN and aran weight yarn (Nepal from Drops Garnstudio) it goes really fast. The cables are different to knit than I´ve done them ever before, but thats what makes these japanese inpired pattern so interesting.

Pattern: Konnichiwa from Knitted Socks East and West by Judy Sumner
Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Nepal (65% Wool/ 35% Alpaca)
Needles: 4mm DPN


  1. I like the shawl pin very much! I, too, have a hard time find pins that suit my taste. Glad you found one!


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