Thursday, November 02, 2006

The fabric swop package has arrived

I got my one-yard fabric swop from Caitlyn, and it was a wonderful package.

First I saw the yarn:opened parcel

Then a peek at the sweets: some expresso chocolate, some sweetie frogs, and a bottle of body lotion.second layer of parcel

And the two pieces of Amy Butler fabric at the bottom.

Caitlyn had picked yarns that are hard or impossible to get here. The colours were chosen because I'd said because I said I liked autumn colours.

The Knitpicks yarn is laceweight alpaca and is wonderfully soft. In artificial light it is a reddy brown, but in daylight it is much richer with hints of almost gold. I'd have definitely have chosen this myself. Knitpicks yarn

There was also a skein of Manos del Uruguay. It is quite bulky, and has an amazing array of colours ranging from toffee to turquoise.

The other yarn was Cascade 220, which you can't get in the shops here.

Everything in the package was lovely: Caitlyn obviously thought carefully about what she choose. Thank you, Caitlyn, very much.


Venus said...

That is an amazing package you've recieved there! Lucky! I have yet to be involved in a swap, I seem to keep missing them! Any plans for the yarn you got?

Penny said...

I'm going to make a lace shawl with the Knitpicks alpaca. It might be the one in the Fall Interwaeave Knits (shallowtail?), as that takes a similar yardage to what I have.

I haven't got plans for the other two skeins yet. I usually take a long time to decide about such things, so it might be another year before I do anything with them.