Saturday, July 09, 2011

Brought to You by the Letter S

S is for Squam Memories socks  ...
Squam Memories Sock
Pattern: my own
Yarn: Liberty Fibers fingering weight merino/nylon, colorway Totem LE, purchased at the Squam Art Fair
Needles: 2.50mm for the cuff; 2.25mm for the leg

S is for sock yarn ...
String Theory Caper Sock Yarn
String Theory Caper Sock, in the Sandy River colorway, a thank-you gift from my sister Jackie for TigerCare (looking after her cat Tiger while she was in Portland)

S is for seeding stitch and Stitch Dictionary Sampler ...
Stitch Dictionary Sampler in Progress_2
(the paired stitches in orange thread)

S is for swatch ...
Pomegranate Swatch
Final swatch for a new sample of this pullover. Pattern writing has commenced. More info on Ravelry.

S is for scrubbie (for somebody special) ...
Nubbie Scrubbie_Start
Pattern: Nubbie Scrubbies by Angelee Marie
Yarn: Knit Picks CotLin
Hook: D/3.25mm

S is for Santosha Secret Swap ...
Santosha Secret Swap Package_1
Santosha Secret Swap Package_2
Santosha Secret Swap Package_3
Santosha Secret Swap Package_4
Santosha Secret Swap Package_5

The Canada Post strike delayed the arrival of the package from my Santosha Secret Swap partner for a little while, but it finally arrived the other day in perfect condition. I am just blown away by Ellysa's generosity and thoughtfulness! Tucked into the box were dark-chocolate ginger candies (so good!!!), teas, Louisa Harding yarn in a gorgeous brick red color, papers for using in collages, a hand knit lace washcloth, a cotton lace bag in yarn that's the colors of peonies, and photos and "small treasures" from a walk along the beach that Ellysa took to find santosha (contentment).

All of these things touched my heart. But the gift that brought tears to my eyes? A print of one of my photos from Squam Art Workshops, with the colors altered and intensified by Ellysa. Whatever she did, she made the image feel exactly the way Squam exists in my heart: beautiful, intense, exquisite, far off yet always near. I remembered I had a spare picture frame that was just right and put the photo in the frame immediately ...

Santosha Secret Swap Package_6

S is for feeling so happy, and so blessed, by the gifts I've received this week.


Tierney Barden said...

I love everything in this post Bonnie! Everything!

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

Wow awesome!!

KPiep said...

You have a whole lot of wonderful in your life right now!

KnitNana said...

What a great swap package! I love that market the pattern and have some yarn that will be great in it!
You're a lucky gal...with good pals.
(that scrubbie looks very special indeed)