Araignee was my dishcloth swap partner. I knew she lived in Maryland, so my first dishcloth was inspired by that.
Once I finished it, I realized it might have been easier to see the raised parts if I'd used a slightly different color. but, I did get a picture so that it showed up, so I'm happy about that.
Project: Maryland Dishcloth
Pattern: Knitted Maryland Cloth
Yarn: Sugar 'n Cream, colorway Cream
Needles: Size 7US
Notes: This is definitely something that looked like what it was supposed to be once it was blocked. Before that, no one would be likely to have a clue. ;-)
The second one had such a lovely stitch pattern, I decided I would like to incorporate it into a scarf or something sometime.
Project: Blackberry Bramble Dishcloth
Pattern: Blackberries Dishcloth
Yarn: Cotton-Eases, colorway Violet
Needles: Size 7US
Notes: This is a pattern where when starting, you have to pay close attention, but after the first or second pattern repeat, it's easy to remember. And as I said above, I love the way the stitch pattern looks.
It's funny because for two small projects, I got a ton of satisfaction with how they turned out - and it was nice to work on something that was finished quickly. There's a lot to be said for immediate gratification!
And now, let me show you what I received in my swap package! Araignee outdid herself with this:
From top to bottom, right to left: Farmer's Market Soap, Lemongrass Verbena Soap, Blackberry Sage Soap,
Peppermint Tingle Soap
However, she didn't stop there. When you opened the little tie ribbons on the package, each one had a corresponding dishcloth:
Aren't they lovely? I was sooooo excited to open each one and see what it looked like. I think this was such a lovely idea for a swap package, and I feel like I hit the jackpot. Thanks, Araignee!
I have been in a few swaps, but the last one was years ago. I liked the idea of this one, because it seemed manageable, and there was no feeling of it being a "contest" to see who could send the most, or spend the most. I'm so glad I signed up, and am grateful to Kathy for getting it all set up and organized.
I [finally] mailed the Slutty Pumpkin socks to my niece, on the same day I mailed my swap package. She posted a picture and a very enthusiastic "thank you" on Facebook. I guess when she would see the in-progress pictures on Facebook and Instagram, she kept wishing they were for her, as she said, "especially since they were called Slutty Pumpkin."
So it sounds like it was a good week for packages all the way around. :-)