Grace organized a Green St. Pat's Day Knitters swap.
I'm so glad I played along.
have never swapped, it can be so fun.
My box arrived, from Ria.
You often don't know who your SENDER is until the Box or bag arrives.
It is a bit of a gamble as you may get some things you don't need or like, but for the most part I've had great partners over the years.
So You get someone to send to and someone gets you.
Sometimes you send a list of likes and dislikes to the Swap co-ordinator and she passes it to your secret swapper.
I do think this is a good idea as it can be a bummer to get things you just cannot use due to allergies, skill level etc.
Usually the swap participants are to put their packages in the mail on the same day.
I had such fun yesterday unwrapping my swap toys!
This particular swap was unique in that we were to wind the gift yarn around trinkets so the recipient doesn't just open a box of stuff.
Unwinding the yarn from Ria was a hoot.
This is how it looked when it arrived.
It is not often that I abandon a WIP and start on another the day I get some new yarn.
Ria sent me BFL yarn in an enchanting green colorway.
She sent me:
The adorable GREEN mug shown
Really neat little sheep that hold your tiny sock needles together
GREAT candy: Nestle makes a AERO bar that makes their chocolate tastes like velvet due to the little bubbles inside each bit.
She sent me so many green things I won't list them all.
Suffice to say I was thrilled.
On a dreary March day when the winds were howling and the grey skies prevailed, it did this knitter good to enjoy Graces' swap!
Have you had Swap fun lately???