I participated in my very first Ravelry swap this fall as part of the Knit1Geek2 podcast group. I’ll link to my swap package later, when my recipient gets their box, but for now I’ll just squee about the box I got in the mail today!
The guidelines were:
- Something handmade
- Something local
- Something geeky
Man, did my swapper do a great job!
Here are the wrapped packages:
Here’s a closeup of the pin she included, which is knitted and embroidered and just knocks my socks off. It’s even more beautiful in real life:
Then there are the contents of the packages. Yarn first:
The colorway is “Call me WonderWoman”! It’s Corriedale/nylon sock yarn, and I LOVE it.
Geeky items-wise, this swapper outdid herself. First up, an Avengers Age of Ultron lunchbox, which held all the other items, individually wrapped.
Then a bunch of little geeky owl bookmarks, delicious chocolate, and T-pins and a Captain America tin of candy to use to hold stitch markers!
But best last: the handmade item. I got a BEAUTIFUL alpaca lace shawl. Oh my god, the picture does not do this justice. I am SO DELIGHTED, I had to wear it today. It is SO LOVELY. It glitters in the light, and the pattern is just beautiful.
In summary: Thank you, swap partner! You rock!
8 thoughts on “Knit1Geek2 Swap Package!”
You’re welcome! I’m happy you like everything. I was a bit worried you wouldn’t like the owls and that the yarn was too variegated, but the color was just so gorgeous and the colorway name was too perfect for this swap. I enjoyed making the shawl and I’m glad you wore it already. Hope it reminds you of Eowyn and helps you stay warm this winter. The leaf pin was actually easier to make than I thought it would be, I totally plan to make more of them in the future.
The owls are just adorable. I may pass one or two on to other friends, since I can’t personally use that many bookmarks at once. I have PLANS for weaving with the yarn. :) Thank you again!
Did someone say OWLs?
Yeah, I don’t know who would like a geeky owl bookmark. Nope.
Tell me your favorite superhero of the bunch and I’ll drop it in the mail for you. But Cap is MINE, ALL MINE. :)
I love all of this, but mostly I love the kindness and thoughtfulness that went into it all. People can be so lovely sometimes. Knitters rock!
People are so wonderful! It’s really just incredible. :)
Speaking of lovely, M just handed over the mail from my four weeks’ away.
I believe there is a package there, and it seems to have been sent from your area.
I am going to go have an YnWrapping Adventure. 👀🖖🏽🌞
I can’t wait to see your reaction to it – post pictures on Rav? It was enabled by a Ravelry Fairy, so I can’t take credit. :)