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Friday, May 15, 2009

Show and Tell

It has been forever since I participated in a swap - the last one was probably Sockapalooza IV (or maybe 3 - I've done two of them, but I don't remember which two I've done).  When I saw that there was a swap on the Think Pink group in Ravelry, I decided to jump in.  I got my package yesterday and it was so much fun, I had to share it with you all!
This is from KnottyNCrotchety on Ravelry and she really made this package more of a pink lemon swap than just a plain pink swap!  Starting from the back right and going clockwise,  she sent a giant box of Lemonheads and a stick of pink rock candy crystal to snack on.  She also sent a really pretty handknit dishcloth in pink and yellow that will never be used to wipe down my counters ever - it's just too pretty!  (I might have to frame it for my sewing room.)  She said the dishcloth is the Circle Cloth design by Hakucho - I am definitely going to try one of these because I'm not sure exactly how it's made - there are yellow knit stitches over pink knit stitches and you can stick your finger through and wave at yourself, but then the next few rows are yellow stitches only and just looking at it is making me confused and a bit woozy, so I'm totally going to check out the directions on this.  There is a little pad of sticky notes that say, "Happiness is a Habit - Cultivate It", and then there were two skeins of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece which is one of my favorite cotton type yarns because it has wool in it too so it's much easier on your hands than straight cotton is.  One skein is Banana and the other is Pink-A-Boo.  The lemon fabric everything is sitting on is what the whole package was wrapped in, inside the box!
Lest you think this was all, let me assure you, there were wee little things that wouldn't show up in the photo above (yes, I was spoiled).  She also sent an enameled button - in shades of pink and yellow with white - this will be perfect for a one button cardi, won't it?  And finally, there were cute little lemon stitch markers from Wee Ones on Etsy.  Can you see how they look like lemons that were halved and then made into stitch markers?  Perfect for a Pink Lemon!

This swap was definitely one of the best I've ever participated in and I will have to keep my eyes open for a summer swap in this group!  I've got to get the box of goodies I've got for my "Swapee" packed up and sent out later today.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Blogger Kim said...

The circle cloth is a slip-stitch cloth that's surprisingly similar to the ballband dishcloth. I made an Easter Egg dishcloth out of it:
It's totally fun.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Madeline said...

Such fun!
Have you read the comments on Mimknits's May 15th entry? Your shawls were mentioned as favorites a number of times. Very nice!

7:55 AM  

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