Friday, May 4, 2012
Finished Object Friday
This Celtic Knot dishcloth is something I whipped up to add to my swap package for a "Just the Postage" swap in the new Canada Let's Swap group on Ravelry. This is the first time I've ever been involved in a swap, so hopefully I'm doing this right.
My swap partner is also a sock knitter so that made my choice of yarn easy. For this swap the idea was to select something new and unused from the stash; in my case it's this Fiber Optic Foot Notes skein in Lochness Batik. On her questionnaire, my swap partner indicated that she prefers "rich jewel colours including purples, greens, reds and blues so this fits the bill. It's gorgeous yarn, but when I bought it I ordered two skeins. After knitting up one skein, this other has been lying in my stash for a year and a half.
I filled out my little swap box with other goodies. My swap partner can't tolerate chocolate - oh can you imagine? - so I've tucked in a box of Mike & Ikes for a sweet. And then there are a couple of knitting accessory items like two sample packets of unscented Soak, a couple of handmade buttons and some highlighter tape for marking patterns.
But something was still missing; it all felt a little impersonal. Reading through her posts on Ravelry I found that she was interested in Celtic Knot patterns, so I had a look and decided on this simple little dishcloth pattern. Ideal, right? It's quick and easy and I've used stash yarn. So what do you think? Have you ever been involved in a swap? If you received this swap package would you be happy with it? Have I left anything out that should be in there?
It's Friday! Have a look at the links at Tami's Amis and be prepared to be wowed by all the finishes. And if that doesn't keep you busy, you could spend some time over at Africam. How cute are those Cheetah cubs, eh?