Favorite Things

As a part of the fourth generation of my inlaws’ family business, I like to support other small businesses. As a woman, I like to support other women in business. It’s also fun and easy to shop at a friend’s store. Thanks to Etsy and the internet, the world is my oyster. Thanks to Jessi for being a great friend AND a wonderful indie dyer and stitch marker maker. (You may shop for your own here.)

Jessi and I worked out a little trade for the Chocolate Covered Grasshoppers yarn and the sweet dog-themed stitch markers. I still haven’t decided what I’m going to do with the yarn, but I had to have it. It reminds me of mint and dark chocolate, which are two of my favorite things. The dogged markers are certainly right up my alley, and have been immediately elevated to favored status. Ironically, even Jessi doesn’t know that shades very similar to THAT blue and green grace Fred’s “dress up” collar and leash, which were hand-made by another basset hound owner/friend. It’s funny how things work out that way.

Jessi also made some markers for the tea swap. When she shipped them to me, she also added a pair for each of the co-hostesses. There are more for sale
on her Etsy site, if you aren’t done shopping for your tea pal! Folks, THAT is why I swap and host swaps. Yes, it’s a lot of work, but there are so many rewards. Meeting Jessi was a blessing, but her friendship and support keeps growing. She not only joined the tea swap, but sponsored it, and thanked the hostesses with just the perfect gift! (Shhh… there are other gifts too, but I have to be sure Devon and Mary got theirs before I ruin any surprises. There’s also another sponsor, but see the swap blog for more information.) Now, I can take my dogs and my tea with me when I’m knitting!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, yet again, I must find something to knit while I wait on the yarn and needles for the next project. I guess I’ll give the short row heel another try.

7 comments on “Favorite Things

  1. Devonshire says:

    I think I need some mint chocolate ice cream now!!!! Love the yarn and the stitch markers couldn’t be cuter!!!! Swaping for me is always worth the effort, because of the amazing friendships that I have made – especially you Chan!!!!!

  2. Bubblesknits says:

    I’m glad you like the doggy markers. 🙂 When I got the charms in, I knew I had to send some to you.

    Thanks for the wonderful post about my shop! I enjoy making things and it’s even more fun to send them to friends.

  3. vegasangelbrat says:

    Mint Choc chip and I have some in the freezer 🙂 Love it!! 2 of my fav’s too.
    Such cute markers Chan!! haven’t seen those charms before yet..they are perfect for you.
    Swapping is so worth it casue of friends like you all!!
    Now to go get that ice cream 🙂

  4. NH Knitting Mama says:

    That yarn looks yummy!

    Swaps are awesome. Glad you and Jessi did some great deals. She does have a great etsy shop!

  5. Nichole says:

    I’m all for supporting the indies! And I LOVE that yarn….. yummy!!!!!!!

  6. Michelle says:

    Yum.. I LOVE that yarn.. heading over to check it out now!

  7. Beth says:

    That is awesome yarn!! It does remind me of mint chocolate.

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