A few weeks ago someone commented on one of my pictures on Flickr. She was a knitter from Germany who had been trying to get her hands on some yarn I happened to have in my stash, and she wondered if I would be willing to sell it to her or swap.
Sucker for surprises that I am, I opted for a swap. And earlier this week, my package or German yarny goodness arrived.
A skein of Zitron Trekking Hand Art sock yarn (I've actually had my eye on this yarn for a while, and every time I find myself in the LYS I'm tempted to buy some), and TWO skeins of Lana Grossa Milenweit 100g sock yarn. That's over 900 YARDS of sock yarn right there (I'm going to go out on a limb here and say she's not a sock-knitter, heh), well over 1350 yards when you factor in the Zitron. More than a fair trade for my three dinky balls of Katia Jamaica cotton.
But wait! There's more!
She also included this neat, handmade well... doohickey thing! I've honestly got no clue what it is (maybe a Christmas ornament?), but it's really cute!
Over the past few weeks, we've corresponded fairly regularly, and I think I can say I've got a new knitter friend out in the world. Meet my friend Beatrice, aka Lavendestarfish. She's pretty awesome.
Happy Knitting Everyone!