I participated in a swap in a Ravelry group which I'm a member, "We Love Lucy". I meant to show you what I sent, but the busy-ness of the holidays took over - but I wanted to show you what I sent. The group was started and is inhabited by people who enjoy the blog by Lucy in England - her blog is called Attic24. If you haven't visited, you really should. It's a delight. And the reason that I've discovered COLOR in my crochet that I love. Here is the whole package.. what fun it was to put together! My swap partner was Lucy aka "Bearium" in England and I posted what she sent to me mid-December.Contents were: A bar of handcrafted soap with a minty aroma, an American Lighthouse ornament, a washcloth of cotton that I knitted.
Some sparkly red yarn, a pair of red knit gloves, a red heart that I crocheted, a pair of patriotic earrings that I made with sterling silver and Murano Italy milleflori glass beads - and most special, a large hank of pure ivory colored alpaca for her to spin and/or dye as she spins.
2 skeins of holiday colored sock yarn as she knits socks. The yarn is sitting on a neat blue nylon bag made specially for carrying yarn.
Some adorable muffin cups and a little clipboard with a holiday printed pad of paper.
Some holiday nail files, a candy cane and a candy cane pen - the ink smells like peppermint!!
She said she like mint chocolate, so I sent a nice bag of yummy chocolates, and a package of colorful buttons.
3 large soft skeins of KnitPicks cotton yarn.
An art card featuring "Portlandia" - a wonderful sculpture made like the statue of liberty of copper - on the Portland Building in downtown. And a spool of red, white and blue ribbon.
I wrapped each thing in colorful tissue and tied with a bow. I put several things in a lovely red fabric bag, too.
Here is the box, already to send. We posted it on Dec 5th and it was received on Dec 14th.
I just wanted to share with you what I sent. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)