Oh my goodness, look at what deliciousness landed on my doorstep yesterday! It is my swap with Ruth in South Africa! We did a swap: Irish yarn for South African shwe shwe fabric. It was postmarked December 1, and we’d given it up for missing, so I was over the moon to see it arrive. It is so beautiful, thank you so much!!

I also had this beautiful artwork arrive from another exotic locale, from Jo in New Zealand. I wish I had half your talent for embroidery. It is beautiful!!

My socks are done…I still have lots to learn about them…have found a nicer cast on to use, have learned how to graft after my failed attempts here, and I’ve realized that worsted weight socks are great to learn with, but I think lighter sock yarn is on the cards for future pairs…something I can wear with shoes!! All in all I am still happy with my fraternal twin pair of socks, my first ones of many I am sure… I can feel the addiction growing…

Here is another pillow I started and finished today, I love how fast these go together… This is for… Holly how did you guess? Sister of the infamous Conor, Aine’s best buddy from Waterford, who we are off to visit tomorrow. Better pack up some knitting for the trip…and maybe my apple core quilt hand piecing…

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