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.