Thursday, 28 July 2011

Magic Balls

I think I mentioned a little while ago that I'd taken part in a swap through Ravelry, and that I'd enjoyed it enough to sign up to another one... Well, I received my parcel from my swap partner yesterday *grins*

This was a "magic ball" swap, where you wind the yarn with little presents tucked inside for your swapee to discover as they unravel it. Such a fun idea :) I've parceled up the package to send to my recipient, and was very excited that mine arrived already.

This is what greeted me as I opened the package, with a lovely note from Rachel in Ohio, thanks Rachel :)

2 balls to unwind *grins*

I love the colours she chose, very me wouldn't you say?! In with the note was the label for the yarn, from etsy, along with a little stitch marker. Apparently, when she ordered, Rachel told the seller I liked orange, and this little stitch marker got made especially for me.

So, being the impatient person that I am, I had to get unwinding right away ;) I roped boyfriend into helping with the first ball, and rewarded him with dinner before I got to the second one *laughs* Lots of cool presents appeared as I was unwinding, but to save you a photo montage of the entire process, here's the final selection of goodies:

How lucky am I?! I got:

  • A cute red notions bag
  • Bag of buttons
  • 2 bags of gummy butterflies
  • 2 fabric quarters
  • Package of various jewellery findings (excellent, I needed more of these!)
  • A vial of pretty orange beads
  • Incredible neon stripy socks
  • 2 strings of beautiful beads
I love everything Rachel chose, in fact, I am wearing the socks to work (with a skirt, to fully show them off!) and can't wait to use the beads and findings to make something pretty. Here's a close up of one of the strings of beads (and the fabric), look how gorgeous they are:

Thank you Rachel, you really put together a cool package for me, and I'm excited to send mine off to its recipient - I hope she likes it.


  1. whose a lucky girl then?

  2. Wow, what a cool swap! That must have been so much fun to take part in.

  3. That sounds like loads of fun!!

  4. Swaps are so much's like getting a birthday present for no reason!

  5. LUCKY!!! this is so awesome! how do you find these swap thingys? i was trying to find a potholder swap but this is so much more fun! i love that yarn too! :)

  6. Swaps are so much fun. You hit the jackpot!

  7. Awesome swap package! Love that everything is hidden in the yarn!


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