I participated in a handspun yarn swap in the Bohemian Knitter Chic group on Ravelry this month, and it was SO much fun! I really enjoyed putting together a package of swap goodies and surprises for my recipient, Sara, and today I got my package from Adrian at KnittinK. Oh, WOW. That’s all I can say.
I should preface this by saying that I have loved KnittinK since I first discovered it in March, and have regularly stalked Adrian’s shop since then. I also own a skein of her Iceman handspun, which is patiently waiting for me to knit it into a lacy cowl once I finish a few other projects. With that skein I received a few BONUS skeins, so I am already extra lucky when it comes to Adrian’s handspun. And now, the handspun gods have smiled on me again!! Look what I got:
The box had some awesome polka dot wrapping paper, which of course I loved:
When I opened that wrapping paper, it exploded with awesomeness:
First, she sent me a FULL set of the adorable buttons she puts on her yarn orders. These things are SO stinkin’ cute! Her intention was that I share them with the kiddos. I am considering that option. 🙂
She also sent me a delicious chocolate bar which I have hidden away so it will be MINE, all MINE! No pictures of that one for that reason. 🙂
She sent me a little duck that lights up in a variety of colors. He is being elusive in the photo, but he is so fun!
Then, the handspun, oh wow the handspun! This yarn is SOOOO gorgeous. It has so many different shades and they all work so beautifully together, I LOOVE it! It’s 280 yards of gorgeous, all for me!!!
Look how fine it is, too, this is very impressive!
Then, the beautiful fiber. Where do I start?!? Let’s see, I got this:
I also got this:
And finally, THIS. This braid is deep, rich, beautiful, soft, and and and and! It’s everything I love, and it’s perfect!!
This swap has been so amazingly fun, I can’t wait to do it again. Thank you so much, Adrian, if you’re reading this. You really made my day SO much happier!!!!