19 June 2018

A Bag of Goodness

About a month or so ago, via Instagram, I saw that someone I followed had reposted a photo of a pair of socks one of her acquaintances was designing.  They were, as the expression goes, right in my wheelhouse.



What could I do, but start following the person myself, and keeping track of her designing, so that I would know when the pattern was released?  It turns out that she is an interesting person to begin with, in that she lives on a boat (!) with a boyfriend, a dog, and a couple of cats.  She also designs all kinds of cool and interesting things for knitters - like stitchmarkers, shawl pins, etc. 

She then announced that she would be releasing the pattern at Woolinn, and had created kits to sell there, as well as on her website.  I decided that I not only needed the pattern, but I needed the kit, since I couldn't go to Woolin, or any other fiber festivals this year.  So I ordered one, and it arrived a couple of weeks ago.  I wanted to open it right away, but told myself that could only open it AFTER I was well into the second sock of a pair I was knitting.  I knew that if I opened the package, the already underway pair would be completely abandoned, and I was determined to finish those!

So this past weekend, when I was well through the leg of the other sock, I opened the package.  Though as you can see, the package itself was pretty darn exciting.


The inside was even better!


There was the pattern and yarn to knit it, a Sinister Cat project bag, a tin of cat stitchmarkers, and a pin with Sinister Cats that says, "Smash the patriarchy."  I just love it all, and can't wait to start the socks, because I think they will be a fun knit.  This truly qualifies as one of the best kits I've ever received.

Opening this package was a really wonderful way to start my vacation week.  And now I have even more motivation to finish the pair of socks I'm currently knitting - the peeky cats await!

15 comments:

Bonny said...

It's almost like she designed those socks for you! That is going to be one fun knitting project.

Kym said...

OH, WOW!!! That is such a cute sock pattern -- and that kit is just perfection. So. Much. Fun. :-)

Kim in Oregon said...

So cute! I now really want that whole kit!

sprite said...

Oh! Those look so cool! I'll be excited to watch your progress.

Vera said...

Too, too fun! The yarn is really pretty and I LOVE the Sinister Cat project bag and the button! Great package to receive Bridget. Happy Vacation!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

OMG! I think I need those!

AsKatKnits said...

Oh, my! Those are cute socks!! I can't wait to see them finished!

Marjorie Barks said...

Blast! I had sworn I was NOT buying more yarn this year.

You are an Evil Temptress.

kayT said...

I must have this kit. However I followed your link and did not find any peeky cat socks or any kit. HELP!!

Anonymous said...

Too cute!

Araignee said...

Oh, my heart!!!! That is one spectacular kit!

Nance said...

Too fun! I love the whole Kit-n-Caboodle.

karen said...

what a nice surprise in a knitting kit!! Can't wait to see your socks all knit up and meowing :)

Tired Teacher said...

❤️ the pattern and the kit wrapping and contents are adorable. Have fun!

kathy b said...

I saw that kit on instagram??? I LOVE it. and I have to say I love those shoes!!