It's over, and look who showed up in the mail today to help me celebrate that fact: It's my MONSTER Hat Kit. Yippeee!!!
Jacey, over at Insubordiknit.com spins up these amazing skeins of hand-painted yarn. she hand-felts the little monster patches and kits it up with a funky label and instructions for two versions of the hat. She has a whole lotta the little suckers that have sold in the past. Every monster face is a mini work of art.
I got my hat kit in a trade. Jacey got two skeins of handpainted sock yarn from me, and I got this funky kit. There are definite perks to this job.
These hand-made pewter beads showed up in the mail too. I ordered them from MamacitaBeads at etsy. I love all of them, but especially the tiny church pendant.
Thanks for all the great suggestions for sock patterns for my sock-pal's socks. I decided to go with this book by Charlotte Schurch. I've heard so many good things about it, and I had a look at the pix online and was sold right away. I haven't decided on a pattern yet, but there are several that are in the running.
A great deal of mail goes out and comes in around here. I buy up a lot of yarn for dyeing, and it shows up in box after box after box. It goes out again in smaller boxes and bubble mailers. Every now and then, I throw something for myself into the order. Like this Sea Wool by Fleece Artist. The colorway is Rainforest, and it is a delight for the senses.