Today was a very exciting day. First of all, the Knitters Treat Exchange package I sent reached its destination! I must say, it's pretty cool to see something you put together appear on someone else's blog... someone you've never met before. And I have to say, I really enjoyed putting the package together. It was a good excuse to shop for cute stuff and I have to confess, I ended up buying the same yarn for myself, as well as the same magazine (I tend to cook desserts but the entrees look really good) and some artwork from the artist who made the ceramic magnets (Mandy Gerth). Oh yeah, I bought some magnets for myself too...!
I also received my KTE package! Actually, it arrived yesterday but I picked it up from the post office today. Look!
Deb, my treater, put together a beautiful package that smelled absolutely divine because of the lemon soap she included. Each item was individual wrapped in tissue and tied with a bow. I also got a little tin of Bergamot and Vanilla body butter (Deb pointed out the tin can be used later for stitch markers or needles), a slab of Lindt "orange intense" chocolate (dark chocolate - my favorite - with pices of orange and almond slivers), a small notebook, "Knit It!" magazine, and Noro Gisha yarn in color 103.
I hadn't seen the magazine before but in flipping through I saw several items I want to knit (I have a feeling I'll be knitting a few more tank tops this summer). And Deb was so thoughtful as to pick out a yarn that will match my a-line tank and suggested a "cute skinny scarf" to go with it so that I can wear it into the fall. How delightful is that?
Here is the yarn up close:
How beautiful is that?
To top it all off, the card has a baby sweater pattern from The Yarn Girls' Guide to Kid Knits in Blue Sky Alpaca... my latest favorite yarn! And there really is nothing like receiving a handwritten note.
So thank you Deb, and thanks to the exchange organizers from Tea and Cakes and Tangelled Angel. For my first swap, I thought it was really well organized and went very smoothly as well as being extremely enjoyable!