Thursday, December 27, 2007

Monkey Sock Wrap-Up

I have been working with several of you stranded Monkeys privately and contacting participants who have not sent their packages and left their pals stranded. Just to make sure that I have not overlooked anyone who has not received a package, PLEASE EMAIL ME. The names you use for Blogger do not always line up with my list of your real names and I have no way of figuring out who you are.

Please touch base with me. I have a list of angels who have volunteered to help out. And, if you are not on my angel list and would like to help please let me know.

Monkey Sock Swap THREE Hostess

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Christmas day I opened my Monkey swap package from Caryn. She sent me a bag of Hershey's kisses, a lovely lunch box with monkeys on it which will make a great small project (such as socks) carrier, monkey magnetic bookmarks, the Thelonious Cookie A sock pattern and some lovely yarn to knit socks with. The socks had no label indicating what type of yarn it is super wash or not, with or without nylon, yardage or the name of the yarn. So if anyone knows please tell me. It is lovely yarn BUT I would like to know what it is.
Only there were NO MONKEY SOCKS included in the package.
She did mention in an email she would send them when she finished them as soon as she could but since she is not answering my emails I don’t know if she is still working on them or not.
I am thankful I received something when I know others have had partners who totally flaked on them. I wrote my partner when I received my package and sent her another email today but she hasn't answered either. I hope things have settled down for her from the last time she emailed me. I checked her blog and she has not put an entry in since Sept. This first photo shows the goodies I received from Caryn.
This is a close up of the yarn I received.
I had a lot of fun making the socks for my pal and purchasing goodies for my pal as a lot of the fun is in the giving as much as the receiving and I was looking was looking forward to the next Monkey swap. Now I am not so sure after reading that so many people have been left high and dry I guess I am just leery but I really would like to join the next swap if there is one.
There will be more of other swap packages I opened on Christmas day on my blog shortly.


Have arrived, and I'm happy to announce that I happily volunteered to take on two that posted today. I hope there wasn't more members needing angels?? Anyone else? Perhaps another member would love to contribute. :)

Rosie Loves Me!

I finally got a moment to open my package from Rosie and I'm so excited! She sent me beautiful bright Lorna's Laces sock yarn, the Mona Cookie A. pattern and great monkey goodies. Cocktail swizzle sticks, a notepad, a ring, a stuffed monkey with magnetic hands & feet and monkey chopsticks (I think!). Everything was wrapped in funky monkey paper too. She's not done knitting my socks yet, but will send them along as soon as she's finished. Thank you Rosie for sending everything else. As you know, I was feeling like I didn't want to participate in a swap again. You've renewed my faith in swaps! I love everything!

Angels in need?

I haven't seen the swap host post in a really long while, I beleive angels are needed here.

Maybe a list of everyone whom did not receive their Monkey swap package?

Or simply, reply here, I was looking through posts and some received and need to be sure its accurate to date.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Still No Monkeys

I'm still waiting patiently for my Monkeys to arrive. I haven't heard from my pal in awhile.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Guilty Monkey Swapper

I confess I am one of the Monkey Swappers who has yet to finish her pal's socks. I've been working on them really, but it seems that every few days our new baby presents us with greater challenges and there just aren't enough hours in the day to shower let alone knit. I've apologized to my pal (ReneƩ) but I know she's disappointed (I would be too). I did send out all of her treats including yarn and pattern but I can't apologize enough. For those of you out there still waiting on your packages I am sure that there are good reasons for the delays and that your spoilers probably feel as terrible as I do.

I finally opened my Monkey package from my spoiler Kristy. The socks are amazing and all the treats, including the yarn and pattern selection, are amazing. I especially love the handmade card. Kristy included a copy of the adventures of Curious George which I look forward to reading to the baby. Here are some pics:

Thank you so much Kristy!