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!