Swag 2011

I am really enjoying the Yarn Harlot’s posts and Christmas gift ideas for knitters. It made me think about my favourite knitterly things that I received in 2011. My number one fave is my set of Addi Clicks with the lace tips. This is a set of interchangable needles and cables that range from 3.5 mm to 8.0 mm with a variety of differing cable lengths. These tips are so nice and pointy, and the join to the cables is incredibly . I highly recommend them. Mine are from Cricket Cove, and they are also available in regular tips. See how pointy? Love!

My second favourite knitterly item of the year was my first yarn club…a birthday gift from some knowledgable and dear friends. I was enrolled in the Tanis Fiber Arts Year in Colour Club. Every other month I received a skein of Tanis’ sock yarn and a pattern. I had no idea how fun it would be getting this in the mail. I am hooked and am joining for 2012! Here are a couple of my favourites from 2011:

My third fave of 2011 is my Tom Bihn Swift bag in cork. I have been an admirer of these bags for years, and this year I finally took the plunge and snagged one for myself. Made in the Seattle from quality materials, one of my favourite things about this bag is the sock bags that came with it: Ripstop nylon with a see through bottom. That and the bag stands upright on its own:

How cool is that? Oh, by the way…the yarn peeping out from the bottom is Little Red Bicycle Boneshaker sock in a lovely colour called Vixen. I am making caret + chevron socks from the last Sockupied (Fall 2011). This my third pair of socks knit with BFL (blue-faced Leicester) and I am seriously in love with this type of wool. Happy knitting everyone.

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