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?

16 comments:

Sandra said...

I would be very happy if I got a pack with all this beautiful things!!
I have never been involved a swap, maybe a day...
After you could show what you win, couldn't you??

Dee said...

I think you've made a great swap box! Can't wait to see what you get in the return box.

The celtic knot cloth is very pretty!

Carolina22 said...

I would love to get this package! The Celtic knot dishcloth is awesome!! I don't think you need to add anything else but tried to think of something anyway... and the only thing I could come up with of is maybe a box or a few packets of tea? But really it's lovely and I'd be thrilled to get it :)

Pretty Mades said...

I think it's perfect. I would be very happy to receive that package in the post.

heather said...

I love that you personalized your swap with something so great (and really gorgeous)! The package looks pretty awesome to me!

Oh and while I can't imagine living without chocolate, I do love Mike & Ike's!

Pumpkin said...

That pattern is so pretty! I've never seen a washcloth that looks anything like this before, wonderful!

Andria said...

Loving that Celtic knot so much! You are a great swap partner!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

You are an awesome swap partner! I love swaps and wish I could do more, but the cost of postage is so high these days.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Looks like a great swap package to me. The yarn is lovely

MWitch3 said...

Looks like a great swap package to me!

Pearlin J said...

what a thoughtful swap partner you are!lovely pack!

SarahFay said...

I've never been involved in a swap (first time hearing about this) But, if I were to receive this package I would be awed at the thought that went into it for me. Good job!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Freakin yeah! The yarn alone! Fiber Optic is awesome and I love that color! The dishcloth is fab and personal! great swap package!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That looks like a great swap!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

PS - I got my buttons from the woodlot! Gorgeous - thanks for the link!

Kepanie said...

What a great way to personalize the swap pkg.! That green is very rich in hue, like spring grass on full blast.