Tuesday, May 8, 2012

just the postage swap

I think I mentioned the other day that I had signed up for a new swap group on Ravelry, right? Yesterday I got my first swap package, and it's awesome!

Full disclosure: there was chocolate in the package as well, but Gavin and I made short work of that!

Of course two balls of sock yarn will be put to good use. The yarn is a "confetti" pattern, so I'm curious to see how it knits up. I'm considering Hermoine's Everyday Socks for this. Seems like every couple of days I see another pair of these on somebody else's blog, and think wow, great pattern.

Also included was 240 yards of merino, mohair, karakul and alpaca handspun yarn from Whimsy Wool. It's a beautifully textured yarn in heathery purples and very much reminds me of my Mom's favourite afghan. This simple shawl pattern looks like just the thing - simple enough to let the yarn shine. And the pattern seems particularly apt since it's from a collection of shawls inspired by music and my swap partner is very musical.

That red, black and gold bookmark? That's made from vintage saree material. Don't you love it? The photo doesn't do it any justice - the red and gold threads are metallic so they shimmer in room light. I have a quilted bedspread that is almost a perfect match for this fabric. I think they were meant to be together. And last but not least is that clever little knitting notions box. There's no excuse anymore for those beads and stitch markers rolling around at the bottom of my knitting bag!

Now I just hope my swap partner likes her swap package as much as I like mine!


Marie/Underground Crafter said...

What cool swap stuff!

Kepanie said...

What delightful fun to receive a yarn package in the post!

Robin said...

I've never participated in a swap, but I have to say if everyone is as thoughtful as you and your swap partner I'm not sure what I'm waiting for!

WildflowerWool said...

I love yarn swaps! Looks like you got some great stuff!!