One of the time consuming aspects about hosting a sock swap is processing applications, especially when a swap is as large as HOGWARTS SOCK SWAP TWO. For the past two weeks, I have been sucked into the abyss of endless Hogwart Applications and doing nothing but signing people up…..150 participants. I was beginning to wonder if I would ever be able to knit again. Or, even worse, if I would remember HOW to knit.
I really don’t mind spending my time arranging the swap because I know how much fun these Harry Potter fans will be having in the upcoming weeks. And, I especially didn’t mind when I received this FABULOUS package from my Hogwart Pal, Cheryl, who has dubbed me QUEEN OF HOSTING SOCK SWAPS. Cheryl has participated in the last three swaps that I have hosted and has recently enrolled in Hogwarts as a Second Year student. She is a pretty special gal and just look at how she spoiled me……………..
First, we have lovely GRYFFINDOR socks knit in my House colors.
Then, we have fun stitch markers in GRYFFINDOR colors!
Then Cheryl gifted me with all these wonderful things. Yep, I’m done spoiled rotten I am!
Charmed Knits by Alison Hansel
Pony Pearl Needles in various sizes
Harry Potter Sorting Hat Key Chain (and yes, it told me I was a Gryffindor!)
A fun FROG accesory case (I recently admired this in Patternworks)
And, ladies…………………the yarn, oh my, the lovely yarn! Lovely Lorna Laces Shepherd Sock and another yummy yarn skein in a colorway called ‘Black Cherries’. I am sorely tempted to pull all the socks that are currently on my needles off and toss them out the window to cast on immediately with this lovely yarn! My favorite colors! My favorite yarn! My summer commitment is to work only on WIP…………….shall I break my commitment? Shall I?
And last of all, I present to you MY CROWN. I wanted hubby to take a picture of me wearing it but I can’t get the fella to slow down enough to do so……………………….
So the question I ask is,”Do YOU think it is worth it to be Queen of Hosting Sock Swaps?