Monday, October 01, 2007

Swap Progress and Scrap Painting

I have been working hard to catch up on my swaps and honoring my pledge to not join any more until I'm caught up, so I have no idea right now on what is going on in the world of swaps! Probably a good thing but it is so hard to not just peek. Anyway, here is a package from my SP11 spoiler from Australia.

Man, she really nailed me. Green and Malabrigo- what more could I ask for? How about a magazine I haven't seen before with some really cool, funky designs? And chocolate with raspberry filling (which is long gone, thank you very much!). What a thoughful partner!

Here is a picture of my Hogwarts Sock Swap project. Hand dyed bamboo/merino blend in the blue/bronze Ravenclaw colors. It is coming along nicely and I only had to start it 3 times to get gauge. I hope Sally will like it (Hi Sally!).

And this is for my Fall Felted Bag Swap spoilee. It is the Kiss Bag from Sally Melville's "Color" book using Kureyon (I know, Anne, but I luv Kureyon!). I wasn't sure at first about the colors but I think it is going to be really cool.
Sorry the picture is blurry but I ran out of batteries so couldn't take another shot.

I took a short detour when I found out that a co-worker was having a baby shower. When they told me that her theme was turtles and her colors were green and purple......well, what could I do but make her a blanket using the Embossed Turtle Dishcloth pattern as an intarsia block and scrap painted the rest of the blanket out of my stash (easy, with the color theme, lol).


We have been doing a lot of scrap friendly projects lately using the Magic Ball idea but I like the term "scrap painting" when it comes to color coordinating scraps into a project. It just seems to fit.

And this is what I felt like after working on all this stuff.
It seems like Joey is the only one getting his picture taken lately but he is the only one who is around whenever I have my camera out. Hopefully, I will have pictures of Mi-Ki puppies soon (hint, hint, Bonnie!) and can post them.

9 comments:

SP 11 said...

I'm so glad you like everything! I'm already busy planning the next package.

Secret Pal Felted Bag Exchng said...

Ah, you are still alive...lol Yeah, swaps can suck you in real good :) Love the bag your making your spoilee, too bad I can't show you yours..lol Hopefully real soon though!
Joey looks like he's got the most comfy spot! Love the anmals and can't wait to see your puppies!

Covered In Yarn said...

The malabrigo makes my mouth water!

Lisa said...

I really like that blanket with all the scraps in it. Most of my scraps don't coordinate that well so I'm having some trouble with inspiration on what do do with them.

Ursula said...

Wow! I love that blanket! great color scheme with an interesting make up. I've got to find a reason to make one...

Dorothy said...

Everything is gorgeous! I can't wait to see the final picture of the felted bag.

Suzy's Corner said...

Where do you find a list of all the swaps? I have been in a couple but would love to get a more. I love all your delicious yarns!! :)

ponyknit said...

Hi Karen,
I just received your package, and everything was great! I just posted pics on my blog. Thank you so much! You made the wait worth it! I hope you are feeling better!
Thanks again, now that you've been "revealed" I'll be reading your blog!

sock swap sally said...

the socks look great! I can't wait to see them. Yours are almost done--I'll be in touch for address details soon!