Vintage Knitting Needles and Antique Bottles

Vintage Knitting Needles and Antique Bottles

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Simplesavy, the recipient of my Blogger yarn swap

Blog group yarn swap has had it's first foray into a fun activity and I am hoping one gets coordinated again real soon! I know I loved getting a skein from Evelyn my swap partner. I am working on a bag from Classic Elite Patterns called Nigh Duck in Debbie Stoller's Full o'Sheep wool, color clementine.

Now for my swap partner Christine, (blog named Simplesavy). I enjoyed looking into my stash to see what I had that might match up with her favorite colors or fibers. It was fun sleuthing as I read through her blog in search of the best yarn to send. So in the end I sent a skein of Elsebeth Lavold Calm. I chose this yarn because it is a delicious blend of wool, alpaca, and camel's hair. The color is a rusted pumpkin hue, not exactly orange or dark red, someplace in the middle. I won this yarn at Stitch House, during a Yarn Crawl drawing. Because I have a hard time choosing projects that are smaller, the wee ball has been languishing in my storage tote and needed a good home. I am anxious to see what it will become. As I was thinking back over past patterns that I have admired, I remembered Ida's Kitchen by Kristin Kapur. That might have been a good thing to use the Calm for. Ah well, now to wait to see what Christine comes up with.

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