Sock Yarn Swap Success!

Hi All,

Yarn swapping on my end has been a total success! I know my partner, Tammy, has received her package and I can’t wait to read what she thought. I was very delighted to receive my package last Friday.

At first it was a mystery as to who had sent it. She made up a fake email address (it was so cute!) and sent me the tracking information; however I didn’t want to look at the tracking as I know it always contains the city and state from which the package was sent. I wasn’t sure if that would give it away since all of the lovely ladies that have recently joined Once Upon a Sock have introduced themselves via email.

She did let me know that she thought she forgot to put her name on it…and yes, that did happen. I knew that Kat from Felinity Knits, who hosted the yarn swap, would have her name so I let Kat know and she had her reach out to me. Who is it? Are you dying to know?

It was Reanna from Knit, Reanna, knit!

She stuffed a ton of stuff into that little box! I was impressed with her squishing skills and it makes me want to get one of those food saver machines so I can squish that much air out of things! Seriously, ya’ll. Check this out!

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And when I released everything from the package…I got to see all of this gorgeousness!

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Oh my gosh! This photo does not even do the yarn justice!

That purple sparkly one? It’s Blue Moon Fiber Arts Super Sparkle in the colorway “Simply Succulent”. It is 92% Merino, 8% Other and is 120 grams. Wow, wow, wow! You cannot believe how much this yarn sparkles! Such a beautiful thing that makes my heart go pitter patter. Reanna let me know this was a color for the Loopy Ewe Winter Woolies mail order club last year. I am dying to cast this on right this very second; however I’m making myself wait. In the meantime it’s sitting next to me and I pet it like a little kitty cat every once in awhile 🙂

Now, as if that weren’t enough (and seriously, all I was expecting was one skein of yarn), she sent me 21 grams of Meadowcroft Dyeworks Rockshelter Sock in the colorway “Four-Twenty”, which is 100% Merino for some funkilicious heels and toes. I have the perfect yarn to go with this too and can’t wait to try it out!

And, on top of that, she’s letting me share in some memories with her by sending 91 grams of Ms. Knotty (from her LYS…Kid Ewe Not in Bridgeville, PA) in the colorway “Eat Sidewalk”. It is 90% Superwash Merino and 10% Nylon. Reanna used this for a pair of no show slipper socks for her Dad and I know I am going to love making another pair of socks out of this. Again, such a beautiful color as well as feel to the yarn. Yep, I’m petting the pretties as we speak.

And we aren’t done there friends! She made stitch markers for the Maryland Sheep & Wool stitch marker swap in 2017 and she happened to have four of them left over. And, yes, she sent them to me! Here’s a close up of these adorable little markers!

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This was my first time participating in a yarn swap and I would love to participate in more of them! It was so exciting stalking the person to see what they liked, putting together a package for the person I got, and then waiting in anticipation to see what my swap partner got me. I am truly thrilled with everything I received. I send a humongous, heartfelt thanks to Reanna for all her thoughtfulness and care in choosing items that are absolutely perfect! I truly adore everything you sent!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Reanna says:

    I’m so glad it all survived! I was worried about the markers. There’s a story with the colors of eat sidewalk, too, that I’ll type up when I’m on a computer!

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    1. I think it was very well packaged and no chance at all of anything breaking 😋

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  2. Reanna says:

    OK! Computer!
    So. “Eat Sidewalk!” was inspired because the owner of Kid Ewe Knot, Heather, fell flat on her face on the sidewalk and ended up with massive bruising and needed braces afterward. Ms.Knotty, who works there, thought it was inspiring to dye the yarn in the color of her bruises, so there are even hints of like, pale yellow-green thrown in, too. The reason I bought it is because on Thanksgiving my dad tripped on his way out the door and landed on HIS face, breaking his glasses, on the patio.

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    1. Oh my! That must have been a spectacular bruise cause the colors are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing the story. Also, Thank you so much again for the wonderful goodies! I am so excited to use this yarn. Look for it on an upcoming OUAS post 😘

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  3. Gracey says:

    Love the package! Love the stitch markers!!!!!

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    1. Me too! I’m so happy 😁

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  4. AJ says:

    What an awesome package!!!

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  5. Yay! What a brilliant package!

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    1. I 100% agree! And I totally forgot to give a huge thank you to you too for hosting the swap 🙂 I know that must have been a lot of work and I truly appreciate it!

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      1. Totally my pleasure – not that much work involved and I’m getting such a kick out of seeing people posting about their yarn packages 🙂

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  6. What a lovely selection of yarns! They’re all gorgeous but the purple especially reminds me of you!

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    1. Aren’t they though? I love purple and sparkles and girly things and I’m super excited to knit with this!

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