Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ravelry Finnish Swap and KnitPicks purchase

In Ravelry the Finns have a summer/colour swap ongoing and I got a post code yesterday from my swap partner. Today at work I followed the whole day if it's going to arrive to my post office today, and certainly it did! Just look at this:

The scarf is handspun and hand knitted! And the slouch is just perfect colour and shape. The yarn is Mirasol Sulka 60% Merino 20% Alpaca and 20% Silk, made in Peru. Really soft. Matching mittens and cowl to the slouch? And then some Olive Green Corriedale to spin. Yay! And not to mention the book. This was a 40€ swap yes, but 200g yarn, wool to spin, a slouch, a scarf, a book, candy and a pedant is a lot for that amount! :D I think I have a good guess who my partner is, but I will check it first. Kiitos todella paljon tästä ihanan vihreästä paketista!

And while I'm writing this post (and becoming fanatic about Picasa 3:s collage feature) I'd like to post these pictures from my purchase from USA. First off some yarn from KnitPicks. My first ones:

My brother and his girlfriend acted as delivery agents (as thanks to borrowing my suitcase and for my birthday). I also ordered two books from Schoolhousepress while I was on a shopping spree.

Next time I will be my own delivery agent, since I bought tickets to New York. The plan is to go to Rhinebeck to their Sheep and Wool festival. :D