27 February 2007

The Spoils of Swapping

As promised, here is a picture of the box o' goodies I received from my Favorite Color Swap partner, Kim. In the pre-swap questionnaire, I had said that green, blue, and purple were my three favorite colors - Kim did a great job with that statement:

What fun it was to open the box, and find all of these things inside, wrapped up! The bag in the back is one of the Lantern Moon ones, with a pretty green lining, and pockets, including one specifically for knitting needles. I couldn't believe it when I pulled it out of the box! Then I realized there was more inside ...

Such as rosemary-scented hand and body lotion in its own holder. Something that was an added bonus is that the bottle has a statement that the company producing the products does not participate in animal testing. I was especially pleased with that, since I try to buy things that are not tested on animals. I have no idea whether or not it was a conscious part of the purchase on Kim's part, but I do appreciate it.

Anyway, away from my bleeding-heartism, and on to the other things in the package. She also sent me a really nice (and not cutesy) Mary Engelbreit magnet, a necklace of the neatest small, green beads (I'm not sure if they are glass or what, I need to figure that out. Not that it matters, since I love jewelry ...), and some green tea. The tea container says that the leaves unfurl when hot water is added, so I can't wait to see how/if that works. The little flower on the lower left decorated one of the packages, and Kim knitted it and sent it to me! She also found a green Pisces horoscope book (!), and of course, the two skeins of Blue Sky Alpaca alpaca/silk yarn, in a deep turquoise color. My brain has been working overtime, trying to decide what I can knit with it - I've already had about 10 different project ideas.

So thank you, Kim! I have to say that it's great having someone who "knows" me, as my swap partner, though I'm sure you wouldn't mind getting someone else's name for a change. But you are the best, swap partner or not ...

I have my package nearly ready for my swap pal, so I'm hoping to mail it this weekend, or early next week. Whereas Kim keeps getting me as a swap partner, I tend to get people in Canada, though not the same person all of the time.

Weird, eh?

4 comments:

Kim said...

I do try to be aware of non-animal-tested products, and I shouldn't be surprised that you feel the same.

It looks like the bag did, indeed, snap back. Whew!

Kathleen said...

Mmm, Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk. Love that yarn! Greetings from Knit Cafe has a beret pattern using that yarn, as well as a pair of socks. And there is a pretty pair of beaded gloves in Handknit Holidays that I'm considering sans beads. Enjoy that yarn!

teabird17 said...

What a lovely package!! No wonder - Kim is a lovely woman.

Carol said...

What a haul! You got some really nice goodies there! And you accomplish WAY more knitting than I ;)