Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fiesta Time!
by Vickie
I mentioned in an earlier post that I joined a Ravelry Christmas Swap. I don't usually join these things but I couldn't resist this time. I mailed my package yesterday.

I forgot to take a final photo of the basket all wrapped up. I had some of that plastic shrinkable sheets and used a hair dryer to give the basket a professionally wrapped look. It was super easy! I crammed as much as my $40 would allow.

You won't see my Fiesta Shawl in the basket because I packaged it in a separate container. I also gave my Secret Pal a ball of purple roving that I knew I wasn't going to spin. I have four fleeces that should be on their way here sometime between now and Jan. So I will have plenty to do later!

Here's a close up of what's in the basket. I had such a good time doing this and I hope the person loves it. I think I might do this again.

My person said she is sensitive to wool so I looked for a yarn that would fit the bill. I found Fiesta. I talked about winding it in another post but did promise to show the finished shawl. It was super easy and I really was surprised how well it turned out. It's good for a beginner knitter. Even better!

Here is the promised picture of the shawl. It's not large and I really think of it more of a scarf than a shawl. I did realize after I finished that the cast on was a little too tight but the upside is that it made it sort of circular. It would be lovely as an accent piece on a light colored or black blouse. It was sent to someone who lives in a warm climate so I think it could be worn in spring and fall. It wouldn't keep anyone really warm.
I hope my Swapee enjoys everything in the box. I gave each item careful thought. Merry Christmas!


Wool Winder said...

Everything looks so pretty! She'll love it.

Bistro 613 said...

Hey chicka! I tried to get into knitting, but never had the proper attention span.

Your stuff is completely awesome, and I'm so glad that you are having fun with it!

Peace, and hope the holidays are treating you well.

vlb5757 said...

WW-My person got her package yesterday and posted the pictures on Ravelry. I was happy she got it and she seemed to be happy. She didn't mention the roving I sent but I am hoping she will love it. That puesdo "shawl" was so easy and I am going to make another one but probably next year. I haven't decided what kind of yarn to use. Got any suggestions?

vlb5757 said...

Hey Bistro 613. I was reading your site the other day. I can't remember if I left a comment or not but I did zip by to read it. I don't do much cooking these days so nothing exciting to blog about. I was actually thinking about closing it down but what they hey!

Thanks for coming by! I have had so much fun knitting and have met some really nice people. It keeps me pretty busy and sometimes out of trouble. We should get together in the spring. How about a meet up at the Williamsburg Farmer's Market? I have yet to go. Keep in touch!