hsks5 swap package

by Michelle on July 27, 2008

I’ve been remiss in posting about the swap package I received from Cecilia Kettleburn for the Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap. Here it is, finally:

HSKS5 Swap Package

The yarn Cecilia included is the softest sock yarn I’ve ever felt! Softer than the squishiest merinos even.

Fortissima Socka Teddy Color

It’s kind of chenille-like…but nicer than most that I’ve experienced. It’ll be fun trying it out.

There was a size 2 Addi Turbo, which is awesome because I love them and didn’t have one in that size. She included the book Charmed Knits (as you see in the photo above). I’m really excited about that one, because I’d been hemming and hawing over buying it for ages.

I don’t have a separate shot of the hand-covered blank book, but you can see it in the photo above too. Very pretty! I have to find something special to use it for. Cecilia also made me my very own wand:


I’ve saved the best for last, though. She made me these BEAUTIFUL Ravenclaw (book colors!) stitch markers:

HSKS5 Swap Package

AND a matching bracelet:

HSKS5 Swap Package

Cecilia really did a fantastic job on short notice (my previous spoiler dropped out of the swap fairly late in the process). Thank you, Ceci! 😀


Chicklet_Girl July 26, 2008 at 10:17 pm

I think you’ll really enjoy Charmed Knits; I’ve made one item already (house scarf) and plan to make a lot more (house sweater, some socks, maybe a beret…). And I love the look of that Fortissima Socka yarn; what’s the fiber content?

Cecilia July 28, 2008 at 9:05 am


I’m glad you like everything. I was pretty impressed with how it all came together at the last second. And the journal cover can be removed and put on any other journal that’s the same size (it’s pretty common) so if you run out of space in that one, you can simply switch!

Michelle July 29, 2008 at 6:00 am

OH, good idea! Yay!

Michelle July 29, 2008 at 6:04 am

Every time I flip through the book I find more things I’d like to make. Those berets are really cute!

The fiber content of the sock yarn…

65% Nylon
35% Superwash wool

It calls for a 2.5-2.5mm needle, which is cool since I normally use a 2.5mm needle for socks. I’m not sure what pattern I want to use it for, though…

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