Stitching Santa

So.. this year I managed to remember to sign up to Sewchet’s Stitching Santa swap. I took part in the sewing one a couple years ago and loved it! Now that I was hooking up my yarn I was greedy and took part in both sewing and yarn. When they arrived they were slotted under the tree and patiently waiting until the big day.

Apologising in advance for the photos mixture of cluttered chaos and weather not behaving!

I did feel a bit guilty as both my secret santas stalked me via my blog and like a lot of people due to time most of my daily social media is over on Instagram. That said both gifts were amazing and perfect.

Yarn Santa.

The lovely Jo  of Through the Keyhole was my secret santa. The chocolate has long gone! (Apparently I inhale it…) but I had a lovely Shawl which I can’t do justice or model appropriately to pop on over to Jo’s blog for a much prettier look! Really love the colour and style of this and can’t wait to take it on it’s first outing when back at work later in the week. Am really envious of your skill Jo!

Some really pretty yarn- the blue is sock yarn and the pinky colourway is 4 ply which I’m guessing for socks? It is on my list to try and get some socks done and so these will go into my yarn mountain. I’ve only cracked crochet a few months ago after years on/off trying so determined to get that and my knitting skills up to scratch this year. Have in my list the winwick sock pattern but any others to recommend please shout! I genuinely would appreciate it!

Also included in my parcel was a couple of little kits and a mountain of tea (avid tea lover) so really looking forward to try these! Now every one by now knows I live to read so was so happy to find this in my parcel too! Not had a chance yet but promise soon with some healthy hot cocoa to sit down and nosy my way through this.

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Sewing Santa:

My secret santa was another blog I hadn’t had the pleasure of coming across before- Lynn of thetialys. Lots of pretties here! Somehow Lynn has worked out that I love Liberty so had some gorgeous pieces and then my love of sea creatures (except the evil dolphins) isn’t the whale the cutest? Pretty coasters, needlebook case, drawstring bag and lots of extras. I think the clasp frame I may do something yarn related with it (we’ll see).

Sewchet Stitching Santa Sewing Yarn Swap Liberty Fabric (4)

 

Thank you so much Jo and Lynn for taking the time to stalk my interests and craft the perfect gifts for me. Am looking forward to what you get up to this year now I’ve discovered your blogs!

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  1. I’m so pleased that you’re happy with your parcel. Yes, both types of yarn is sock yarn, I wasn’t sure whether you knit socks or not, but it can be used for other things too. I think Winwick Mum’s sock pattern is a good one to start off with as she explains everything so well. Lynn was my knitting secret Santa and, like you, I received some wonderful gifts in my parcel from her. I hadn’t come across either of your blogs before but this swap is a great way to make new friends.

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    • Thank you! I LOVED the parcel it was amazing! I’ve actually signed up to a sock knitting workshop next month except its using the magic loop and 80cm! Thought I may actually get inspired do more that way! Although will try with DPNs (first time using those) beforehand

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  2. You had some lovely gifts, it is such fun to take part in.

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  3. Drops is by Garnstudio and there are lots of free sock patterns on their website. Thanks for joining in again this year – hopefully you will next time, too!

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