Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Knitting: Naki #6 Yarn Swap

Yip another swap - they are just so much fun!

Our local knitting group is such a wonderful group of lovely supportive ladies (and the odd husband that appears at supper time and then usually slips away again ;) )
Its so great as a stay at home mum, to have deserved time out together and have like-minded people to lend an ear when needed or most importantly to be an ear for others - something I've learn't in recent years is you just never know how much its appreciated xx

So with our weekly catchup between sharing laughs and a great time not only do we enjoy the odd block of chocolate and some amazing baking - we also have Swap nights and this post is all about #6

This time out theme was : Fairytales .. i love this wee 'blurb' Nyree wrote for this swap

.... according to The Naki Folklore

Once upon a time, far far away (The Naki) lived a beautiful flock of women. These beautiful woman needed beautiful things. What could be more beautiful than fine yarns and gifts you say? Well my dears....fine yarns hand dyed none the less and gifts chosen carefully by crafting sisters of the beautiful women. Legend has it that these crafting sisters set to work searching high and low across many lands and seas (ay Laura!) to find many perfect things for the beautiful women. These gifts will one day be revealed to those who wait with only the most reserved patience. The date set for this shall be the 5th October 2010.

Heres my swap I received from Laura

Theme: Sleeping Beauty

Included was:

-200g Little Wool Company Handyed Tower Vines … (maybe longies for beca?)
- A Handmade Spindle (WOW)
- 110g Fibre Roving - merino, silk, glitter mix YUMMO!!!! - will be spun with a scarf for me in mind (YAY)
- little bottle of Jacobs Creek Bubbles (saving that for a lovely summer evening)

Thanks Laura its lovely - i do love this picture its crisp and rich green reminding me of the spring grass growth Lilly goat is enjoying out in the sun today.

And the swap i put together:

Was for Lizzie the fairytale she chose was Hansel & Gretel, i had a lot of fun with this one thinking about how to include aspects of the story and suit it to her family - seems it was well received as her little boy is a bit under the weather so an activity book was a great distraction xxx

I included:
- 200g Bendigo Classic handyed in ‘Candyland’
- Kiddie Cookie Mix Jar
- Bread Trail Stitch Markers
- Sweet Rainbow Little Girl Clippies
- Hansel & Gretel’s Little Boy Activity Book & Pens
- ‘A pocket full of Pebbles’ stones
which Emma collected and wanted to add to ‘Mummys house box for Lizzie’ :)

Love these cookie jars - may have to remember this for presents heading into the festive season

The yarn is dyed with food colouring, fixed with vinegar can't wait to see how it knits up ... am thinking of trying some acid dyes in the future but do like the 'safe' aspect of the non toxic option.

There were about 8/10 ish other people in the swap and the parcels were just so great, i really love seeing what people come up with heres some links to them:

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