Monday, February 2, 2015

Super Swap

Cherry Tree Hill yarn
(Pesto)
Regular readers of this blog know that I love to knit socks - nothing fancy, just plain Jane socks and that I occasionally offer to knit socks for one or two readers a year.

Judy (Cranberry Morning) left the comment, shown above, on the Blackjack Socks post, and I offered to knit her a pair of socks. She told me her shoe size and that her favorite color was Kelly Green.

As luck would have it, I had a hank of Kelly Green yarn (called Pesto) in my sock yarn stash and began knitting.
Judy's socks
women's size 9
I also had a pair of short-cuffed socks already knit from some scrap merino, so I included those in Judy's package as an additional surprise.


Judy's post about her green socks can be seen here.

When I told Judy, I would love to knit her a pair of socks, she generously offered to send me five bars of her remarkable soap in return. Since Judy has such a wonderful variety of soaps, I asked her to chose for me. I was not disappointed in her choices, shown below:

Lady Mary, French Lilac/Lavender, Lemon Verbena, Pumpkin Spice, Southern Magnolia

Judy's handcrafted, vegan luxury soaps are wonderfully named, scented, and wrapped. I shared three bars with some knitting buddies, but kept the Lemon Verbena and French Lilac/Lavender for myself.

You, too, can experience Judy's soaps by visiting one/both of the following sites:

HomemadeSoapnSuch.Etsy.com

HomemadeSoapnSuch.com


7 comments:

  1. I can see that both of you must have been very happy with that swap!

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  2. Excellent swap! Creative naming for the yarn colors and for the soaps.

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  3. Beautiful socks! The soaps looks interesting too. I checked to see if she made Jewelweed Soap as we order that once a year in large quanities but no luck. :)

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  4. Great deal for you both. It's hard to beat hand knit socks and soaps!!

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  5. Judy (and you) are some very lucky ladies! The socks are gorgeous.

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  6. Beautiful yarns and socks--nothing wrong with plain Jane socks--they keep your feet warm

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  7. Love plain socks too. They are busy enough for me with gussets heel turns and toes! Love the shorty socks!

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