Thursday, February 04, 2010

Swap!

so i don't participate in a lot of swaps because sometimes they go bad and because i have a lot of stuff on my plate and never enough time to do all the things i want to do. but occasionally one will just sound like so much fun that i'll say, "oh what the hell" and go for it. The Snobby Spinner's group on ravelry was doing one such swap, where you spin and craft a project for your partner and send a few goodies as well.
Snobby Spinners Swap
my partner was yenhen/Jenifer and she was the bestest swap partner EVER. she sewed me a Spinner's Contrast Lap cloth (which i had to google to figure out what that was--but it sounds very cool and useful), some gorgeous Lantern Moon rosewood cable needles, 2 stitch markers that she made herself, some green tea mints and chocolate covered espresso beans from trader joe's, and a pretty batt from spincerely.
Snobby Spinners Swap
batts are my favorite prep, so this is perfect. i'm already making plans for how i want to spin it up. so many pretty colors!
Snobby Spinners Swap
i love the stitch markers too. i usually stick to the plain kind but it does feel special to use the fancy ones. it's like a glint of jewelry on your knitting.
Snobby Spinners Swap
and then there was the hat. it's coline (rav) in 3ply merino/silk handspun. it's just so perfect, it's like a work of art. the stitch definition and the little bit of sheen is beautiful and special. i love it!

i'll be back tomorrow to share what i sent. my partner received her package already so i can show the spoils.

3 comments:

  1. What a cool package! I didn't know there actually was something like the spinners contrast lap clothe! I usually wear black pants, and just stretch out my leg to see light fiber better. When I have darf fiber to spin there is my carpet floor which does the trick, but an actual lap cloth is way more cool! The hat looks fantastic! It's nice when a swap goes alright!

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  2. Now THAT is a great swap package! I love the idea of a lap cloth. So many times my yarn matches my pants and I can't see a thing!
    (can't wait to see what you sent!)
    I think I need to go check out the snobby spinner's group - love the name :-)

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  3. Very nice swap! I'm going to have to google the cloth.

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