Thursday, March 20, 2008

swaps swappingly swapped

I didn't want to post anything until I knew my swap recipient had her package as I was late because of this respiratory bug I got. (I'm much better now, though I still have some coughing and ick. But I no longer sound like Minnie Mouse.)

This was the Scavenger Hunt Swap and the idea was that we had seven categories; Something... Hard, Round, Local, Funny, Green, having to do with the letter "T", and a spoiler's choice.

Lot's of fun options there!

My swap sending partner was Lesley from Nova Scotia. I loved her swap box! And it came at a much needed time in the midst of getting the flu bug and feeling awful.
This is a link to the post I posted about it on the swap blog. And here's another photo of the stitch markers.

Seriously I was laughing so hard and with the no voice and raspy cough I must have sounded like I was dying. No wonder DH came into the room asking "What's wrong?"
I can't wait until I have some breathing time (after next week's opening) and I want to start that sock pattern. Whoohoo! Thanks so much Lesley!!!

Because I was feeling so bad and so out of it I was late sending my box off to my swap recipient partner, Diane in Alaska. And I totally forgot to take photos of my own before getting it off finally. But here's her slide show post.
I had a lot of fun putting it together. And I've still got some chicken knitting fabric to make some bags for myself!

All in all I had a great time doing this swap and I'd love to do one again. This was my first one and I learned some valuable lessons. Like... Don't figure you've got time to get it in the package. It takes longer than you would think to get it all labeled and packed and something (like a mind numbing virus) can always happen at the last minute.
Of course that's what I tell myself about everything in my life... but do I listen?
Or do I instead live by the quote (paraphrase) from Pogo " Nothin's so urgent today, that won't be urgenter tomorrow"?

You can answer that later.

I can't decide if I'm more embarrassed or excited. I finally sat down to leaf through the Mingus sock pattern that Lesley sent only to discover... the Marilinda Sock pattern too!!!
Lesley... wowwowwowee!!! Thank you so much! I'm so sorry I didn't catch it at first... and it's so cool!

But now the problem... which do I do first? Oh the dilemma!


Toni said...

How fun!!! And I LOVE the rubber chicken stitch markers!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those are just too funny!

Anonymous said...

That swap looks like great fun. Those chicken markers are so funny I'd want to use every time I knit. Mom

Lizzie Donelan said...

heheheh, rockin' stitch markers!!!