Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Magic Yarn Ball Swap

I mailed my Magic Yarn Ball (MYB) to my wonderful swap partner from Ravelry AND I also received my MYB from her! This particular swap has been lots of fun even though it was a secret swap. The hardest thing about it was winding that gorgeous ball of yarn around 25 "trinkets" that were included. Some of my swap partner's favorite things were strawberries, angels, and her favorite colors were pink and purple.... So what did I send? Well, the first photo is what the finished MYB looked like before it was put into the shipping box.

Unwinding the scrumptious ball of yarn revealed chocolates, a mini calendar, a magnet, note cards, candy, home made stitch markers, a necklace, home made bar of soap with flowers and herbs from my garden, an angel knick-knack, multiple patterns for the yarn ('cause I couldn't decide on just one), and a DPN needle case (and my first dying AND felted project)!

As though that yarn and goodie porn wasn't enough... there's MORE. Following are a couple of pictures of what I received! First is of the ball before unwinding and the next is of some of the goodies that were hidden inside. The yarn is hand-dyed wool in YUMMY mocha/chocolate colors. I can’t wait to cast-on!

Some of the included goodies were: candy (yum!) 3 sets of buttons, lace ribbon, animal print ribbon (I’m gonna have to make something for my DS to use this cute ribbon), stitch markers, a row counter, cute coat hangers, absolutely precious pin cushion, pad of paper (perfect for my desk at work!), some iron on appliques and other goodies… oh.. yes, the goats milk almond soap too… I LOVE that stuff!

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