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Ravelry Holiday Swap

Most of you who read my blog don’t do Ravelry, so I will have to fill you in.  A group of Ravelry folks were have a kind of secret Santa gift exchange.  There was a theme: De-stress and Knit (loosely).  Part of the swap was to send something from your stash and the other part was to send something to help a person recover from the madness and stress of the holidays.   I got my package the day we left Iowa and had only enough time to open it and snap a few pictures.

I had a great swap partner!  She’s in the UK.  I got some gorgeous green merino wool that I have never seen before, several patterns, chocolate, tea, cocoa, a recipe book and the girls each got a chocolate Santa!!!!  Each item was separately wrapped which made for a good deal of excitement for me and the girls.  The last to be open was the chocolate santas (per instructions) and the girls went crazy.  My swap partner goes my the name Sulkycat on Ravelry.  This was great fun and have had the opportunity to “meet” two new people through this experience, Sulkycat (the giver) and Cockeyed, the one I sent a package to.  

This was my first swap and will certainly not be my last….great fun!


2 responses

  1. AW ! What a great first swap! There is one going on for a Winter Blahs – which is also kind of a *after holiday madness* cocoa swap. I have the link on my blog if you might be interested. Doesnt run until Jan-Feb but the ladies hosting are reistering now. Swaps really are a great way to meet new friends. Great Package! Hugs KnottyPurl (ravelry)

    December 28, 2007 at 8:45 am

  2. becca

    wow! fun fun fun!!!! how neat! what did you get for cockeyed? i have a great idea for your next after holiday madness cocoa swap if you participate – check out the lush link on my blog. hope you’re having a wonderful christmas at home and a great new year! sorry i haven’t talked to you in so long – mountains for a week and then four gruelling 12 hour shifts in a row. just now emerging! take care and love you! happy new year to you, henry, and the girls!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 2, 2008 at 2:49 am