Knit1Geek2 Swap Package!

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:
Wrapped2

Itemswrapped

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:
MallornLeaf

Then there are the contents of the packages.  Yarn first:
Wrapped Yarn
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.
Avengers

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!
Geeky

I just love the Cap owl:
CapOwl

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.
Shawl

In summary: Thank you, swap partner!  You rock!

About Alisa

I'm a graduate student studying medieval European history. I knit, spin, quilt, and occasionally sew other things. I learned to knit and sew from my grandmother as a child: spinning I picked up on my own thanks to stubbornness and the internet. I have two spinning wheels and one sewing machine, and more knitting needles than I probably really need. My yarn and fiber stash is large enough that I think I'm probably well supplied for the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse.
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8 Responses to Knit1Geek2 Swap Package!

  1. Amanda4242 says:

    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.

  2. sandi says:

    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!

  3. sandi says:

    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. 👀🖖🏽🌞

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