View Full Version : Winter Wonderland Swap 2007 (Successfully Ended)
12-17-2007, 07:04 PM
Yeah, I got my package. I don't know who my partner was, no card or letter in the box and the label on the box has what is left of an address, no name. Hint, Vermont.
Here is the pic, a nice VT towel, VT mini mug, VT Pancake Mix, VT Syrup (my dh grabbed onto that right away, cause it is the real stuff!), some candles, hot chocolate mix (hmmmm) and two skeins of blue varigated yarn. Thank you secret partner.
oh my gosh I didn't even think of that!
Sorry Mare nitt it was me! I should of put a card in but I was so busy and worried about getting the package together I forgot!!!
I'm glad you like it and that it finally came!
12-17-2007, 07:10 PM
I also received my package from Jackie Lim!
My camera is dead right now but it had a bunch of yarn: eyelash, some silver yarn and some cotton. 3 packages of coffee, some cute santa clips, an angel decoration, candy, and two patterns for a cute hat and purses!!
What an awesome gift, thank you so much!!!
12-17-2007, 07:12 PM
I pm'd you. Thank you for the package.:cheering:
12-17-2007, 07:23 PM
:verysad: ho hum.... slow poke post man... I'm sure it will be here soon but I had such a crappy day it would have been nice... I am enjoying all of the pics of pOrn though! I am so happy everyone is havign such a good time! Lovely lovely yarn!:muah:
12-17-2007, 08:44 PM
The pattern Karen used is Wavy from Knitty - here is the link.
I made a few last year for Christmas gifts - I love the way they look when they are done.
I saw that pattern a while back but it didn't look nearly as cute as Karens! I've already got it cast on and have worked a full repeat. Using some of my stashed yarns that my mom gave me that is ancient! I'll post pics (when done and when I find that dang cord for the camera).
12-18-2007, 02:08 AM
Karen what a coooool scarf:cheering:I'm gonna knit one of them for huh huh - I don't know for somebody:teehee:
So how do you like the Caron yarn?
By the why the stitch markers are on the way:eyes: Sorry again about forgetting to send them along in your package.:roll:
12-18-2007, 03:53 PM
YAY! My swap partner got her package!
12-18-2007, 10:47 PM
Glad that the parcel arrived safe and u like the stuffs in there.
Have a happy holiday and enjoys!
12-18-2007, 11:18 PM
:cheering::woot::woohoo:I got my package today - thank you Sanibelle! She sent me a Mary Higgins Clark book (haven't read any by her yet!), some cute Christmas-themed soaps, orange blossom bath fizzies, peach lotion (used it already - yummy!), a tape measure, some Post-It notes and fun pens, and a snowman necklace.
Oh, and the yarn...I'm still petting it...two skeins of Malabrigo in Verdes (variegated greens) and a skein of Schaefer Miss Priss in blues and greens!
Thanks again Sanibelle! :muah:
12-18-2007, 11:59 PM
Finally! I am so glad you like everything... it was really fun shopping for you. I wanted to try Malabrigo so when I ordered some for you, I also got some for me! It is so soft....
12-19-2007, 12:11 AM
Hey, just popping in to say, I got my package! Isabella sent me some beautiful WOTA :inlove:. Thanks swaper! :hug:
12-19-2007, 01:27 AM
Lovely yarn!!! :inlove:
Can't wait to see it knitted up!
Madame, nice to see you! Long time!! :hug:
12-19-2007, 07:20 AM
Beautiful colors on that yarn. Wow:inlove:
12-19-2007, 08:50 AM
All these packages are looking so scrumptiously yummy!! I can't wait to see what you all make with the yarns.
12-19-2007, 09:53 AM
Lllllllllove the Mmmmmmalabrigo! :) I've got one skein of the Verdes and it's going on the needles very soon after Christmas!! It is truly heavenly to work with. I made my MIL a scarf from a red colorway...it's so soft.
12-19-2007, 10:11 AM
OK....heres my yarn p0rn! :woot: I finally found my camera cord...
(WHY is it that the 2 never get packed together anyway, huh? :doh:)
So, I opened the box to see this...a yummy squishy package...thenm I realized I wasnt in the best lighting for pics...so I moved the box to the office, and kinda left this one in the LR... :roflhard:
This is what was under the squishy package...look at all those neat things!
That white tissue in the corner? Held this..
Lookit the PRETTY card and cute tins!
Inside the square tin? Totally GORGEOUS cards!
In the round tin?
This is where I got confused....:roflhard: I LOVE all the helpful papers...and stuff...but I had nothing to dye...so I was already planning my order for some yarn and dyes...cause I was reading these and it sounds SO easy! In there was a pattern for a lace shawl to dye after knitting....OMG..such NEAT ideas!
Then my oldest reminded me of the squishy package...and I opened that one to find.....
So thats my lovely package! It was so FUN to open, and ooohh and ahh....I cant thank luckyalf_2 enough! :muah:
12-19-2007, 10:48 AM
Wow!:passedout: What lovelies! I might have to get into dying yarn from all that I'm seeing!:muah:
12-19-2007, 11:23 AM
HOLY COWS BATMAN! psammeadred, your yarn is BEYOND scrumptious. You know, if you were REALLY nice, you would just pack that lovely stuff up and send it my way. LOL... I'd be happy to touch it for you. Hee hee...
PaperGirl... WHAT A HAUL! Beautiful package!! Dying yarn? How groovy. (Not yet an adventure I've gotten to the point of being brave enough to do myself.) Question, that dye chart thingy... where did that come from, do you know? THAT was groovy.
BTW... I just got a present from my boss. Was a little upset about it as we weren't supposed to be doing gifts this year and being so busy knitting and getting ready for family stuff, I took that to heart and didn't do anything for co-workers. ANYWAY, I wasn't upset when I opened it. LOL... He got me a Stitch-n-Bitch 2008 Calendar! How COOL!!! I can't stop squealing. I SOO want to look at every day next year NOW.
ANyway, had to share!
12-19-2007, 12:18 PM
What a generous group of folks we have! I brag about my KH friends ALL the time. People are like, "Oh, that's neat." They have no idea.
12-19-2007, 03:41 PM
THe squishy package with the dyes really tripped me out, cause the dyes are so LIGHT! I thought they would be heavier...like liquid...but these are like a powder(?) and I really didnt know they were in there!
As for the pages, I have nbo idea! They are like really thick card stock...so they will last a long time!
12-19-2007, 07:43 PM
To my secret swap pal...I went home today and about two hours later I got a phone call from my boss ( who you know is also my aunt) well anyway she calls me to say hey the box you have benn going crazy over for the last two weeks is here.. she said one of the daycare parents almost tripped over a "present" left on her door step. She told me that my box has christmas paper on the outside of it and the mom who found it thought that someone lefted a christmas present on her step..she said they did..but it wasn't for her..it was for ME :woot: she told her that I was in a swap and it seems that I have a very nice pal since she took the time to wrap the box...(but I already knew I had a great pal) anyway I told me aunt that I will be at work a little earlier tomorrow to open my package... I wanted to run back to work tonight but I couldn't lol. I plan on taking my laptop to work along with my camera ...hopefully I will be able to figure out how to post pictures on here...if not I will have someone who knows what they are doing help me...one way or another I will get pictures on here lol...man now I will be dreaming of yarn all night long. So pal you will be a secret for one more day lol. Thank you for my package....hmmmm I wonder what is in it this is not fun...my box is sooo close yet so far away hmmm i have a key to work lol but I think I will get beat for going in now lol.....I'll be good and wait until tomorrow.....since I have to lol. Thanks Astonh for doing this great swap. :muah:
12-19-2007, 09:32 PM
My package came today while I was at work. My daughter called to tell me it was here and offering to open it for me... uh, no!!!
Secksiebrat was a very, very generous swapper!!!!!
She sent me loads (20 balls!!!) of Yarn Bee Mosaic Twist- enough to make one of the three patterns she included, a set of size 17 circs, a really cute mug she made, some delicious looking coffee and a really nice hand made card!!! I have been totally spoiled!!!
And I don't know how she did it but the yarn matches my couch perfectly!!! Thank you so much!!! This was my first swap and you have made it a very wonderful experience...:muah:
12-20-2007, 11:27 AM
Actually my mom (jbird05) was your swapper :) I was the little birdie! She doesn't get on the forums much, so I was the "middle" man. I'm glad you received your package. She was a bit worried about it. Enjoy!
12-20-2007, 11:48 AM
Two more packages received! Yippee!!! I hope you both like what your swap partners sent to you.
So, with KnitPrincess and lelvsdgs getting thier packages, I think we are down to 9 who have yet to get their wonderful winter wonderland goodies.... Those persons are bah, foxyie, kaytee, mare nitt, mdog182, meearnol, mulderknitter, REVS, and Sunny_Singer. I know that a few of these packages are in transit right now! Hopefully, we'll have more yarn porn soon.
Happy holidays to you all. Talk to you soon!
12-20-2007, 12:15 PM
I heard from my swappee and she said she mailed my package. I have a feeling you all are going to have to wait until 2008 to learn the secrets inside.. for I am going away this weekend and I won't be home until January 1, 2008.
So unless this package was special delivery by one of Santa's reindeer out on a special flying mission, I have a feeling it is going to be sitting in my house waiting for me when I get home. My daughter will be picking up our mail and checking our house ever day while we are gone, so it won't "disappear".
12-20-2007, 06:18 PM
Yay!:woohoo: My package arrived all the way from Iceland! Maria2009 you are the best! (though you didn't include your real name or an address for me to send a thank you card) I can't tell you how much this made my day! I have been feeling a bit of the holiday blues lately, I dunno why because I usually love xmas time, so this was just what I needed! Wanna see some porn????:woot:
The first pic is 2 balls of lovely Lett-Lopi in a wonderful chocolately color, pure wool, soft enough to make the mittens in the 2 pic (lovely cables, lovely lovely mittens, must make!) and she even included the dpns needed to make the mittens with! (Good thing-the pattern is in English and Icelandic, hard to figure out the needle size thingy):roflhard:
The third pic is a wonderful surprise, 3 sets of gorgeous hand made? wooden buttons, they are so lovely I have to make a sweater just to use the buttons!
the fourth pic is yummmmmmmy smelling things, some orange tea that I said I loved (thank you thank you!) and the best smelling sugar spice candle ever, it's already burning!
The best thing is that I have never seen any of this stuff in the States, You are such an awesome swapper Maria! I hope everything is going better with your family and you have a VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY!:muah: :muah: :muah:
12-20-2007, 06:20 PM
Mulderknitter... OH MY GOODNESS! Those handmade buttons are BEYOND COOL! I LOVE those! I can't wait to see what you knit around them. That yarn looks very yummy as well. I'm so happy you got your package!
12-20-2007, 08:04 PM
I'm so happy that you love it and that it'S finally in your hands,I'm sorry i forgot to order some stitch markers and put them in your package.
My MIL makes these buttons out of trees that grows here in Iceland.
12-20-2007, 08:29 PM
No worries Maria! I already have a coat designated for the 10 matching buttons that will be PERFECT! I think the other ones I might use for bag/purse closers. I have never seen anything like them! The candle made my house nice and yummy smelling, and I am taking the tea to work because it is so COLD there!
Thank you so much! This really made my xmas-time special for me!:muah:
12-20-2007, 11:58 PM
My MIL makes these buttons out of trees that grows here in Iceland.
12-21-2007, 12:49 AM
Here is my great package from my pal....now at the very beginning of the swap I got a pm from Astonh from my "pal" well I got all excited thinking that my pal gave herself away...I thought it was Astonh...but then I saw that it was from my secret swap pal....who in the end was indeed ASTONH lol...sneaky isn't she. I got the best gift in the mail... she sent me two skeins of Bernat denim style in a cream color for this adorable dog sweater ( I told heather I wanted to make my dog one) she also sent me hand made stitch markers, they are beautiful! A bag of snow man soup (hot coco) yummmmm. A mug to drink it in which she filled with hershey's chocolate, and a angel ornament for my Christmas tree. As you can see she also sent a Christmas card:) I am so happy with my gift thank you sooo much Heather :muah: this swap was a lot of fun
I got my package!!!
Melissa / Lady Violet was my Winter Faerie and she spoiled me rotten. It's as if she knew me, she definitely hit all nails right on the head. I'm in amazed and grateful!!!