Monday, January 22, 2007

Knit Mitt Kit Swap

Originally uploaded by forestpixie.
I used to particpate in swaps when I was a member of the Stitchin' Bitches, a hippie sewing group that proceeded the S-n-B craze by many years. I haven't done a swap since then, and it was fun to immerse myself in one again. I swapped through the Knit Mitt Kit Swap. My swap angel was Beth, and she really spoiled me! She made a lovely knitted/fulled bag in dark colours with lovely stripes, and included some Baby Alpaca that is soooo heavenly and soft. And did I mention what a big fat skein it is? It's a whole lotta wonderful yarn! She included candy goodies, like the biggest roll of Smarties I've ever seen (did she know I was once the Smarties Fairy, running about campus distributing Smarties to all?) and some way cute Knitting Girl mints in a tiny tin that's definately a keeper. I got some extra tools: a funkity measuring tape and some tapestry needles. (I was looking at a photo of those tapestry needles in some one else's kit with curiosity, just today). And lasty, she gave me a fabulous mitten book! It's called Favorite Mittens and has all these really cool folk patterns. I'm all excited to get knitting!

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