This is a late post--but I really wanted to be able to include photos and such! My pal was so awesome! She spoiled me to an unbelievable level, and--best of all--she totally got me things that I LOVED, but never would have thought to buy for myself.In my first package, she provided the much-needed needle sizer and gauge measure (which has already gotten a ton of use), some beautiful stitch markers that she made herself (and you sould all go see her etsy store!), and finally a skein of garnet red bamboo yarn. I have never used bamboo, and would have thought it to be coarse and heavy--boy was I wrong. It was so soft and cool, and had the lovliest drape! I knitted myself a lace halter out of it, and it was a big hit! I posted photos under the cuts!The second package contained hemp for knitting, which I also never would have bought for myself, but loved. It was so interesting to knit with, and the patterns she included in the package were PERFECT for me. I live in Colorado--the land of mountains and trust fund hippies. If there's two things that everyone in the state does, it's play outdoors and carry a water bottle. The pattern for the bottle sling she sent me is beyond useful--I've already taken it fishing!Finally, I the third package. Possibly my favorite of all. She really outdid herself! After recieving my second package, my fiancee surprised me with a spinning wheel (squeee!), and she appropriately sent me TONS of stuff to spin! She sent me some lovely white alpaca that I can dye when i'm done spinning, some llama, which I haven't worked with yet, and am excited to try, and finally, some BEAUTIFUL hand-painted wool roving that she also did herself. It is currently halfway done, with one bobbin full of fingering weight single-ply. I plan to double-ply it, and can't wait to see how the colors play out! It was a breeze to spin and drafted beautifully. She also sent me a kit to make a needle-felted cow that I LOVED! It is also almost done, and I can't wait to see it finished! My favorite part--she knitted me a pair of socks! Nobody has ever knit me anything before and I can't tell you now much I love them! They are so special to me, I think that they were the best part of the swap!Bottom line, I had the greatest swap ever, and it's all because of a very talented and incredibly thoughtful pal. She put so much care and good feelings into the packages she sent--they really made my summer. I hope that you were spoiled as thoroughly as I was!
That top is BEAUTIFUL! What pattern did you use?
I ♥ alittlequacky too ;-)That is a great top, awesome job :-)are you part of spinningfiber? the folks up there are awesome AND I'd love to see pics of your stuff as well as hear about your spinning adventures :-)
That's a beautiful top, love the color, shape and beads. You received very nice gifts.
Wow, what gorgeousness.Awesome top, isn't bamboo amazing.Home made socks, you lcuky grrrl. mmm I'd like to try some but have yet too.I great to hear about fantabulous pals.