have gone out the door to their intended destinations (all made into lovely projects, of course).
I have also been a-swappin' happy fiber and other fun stuff. In one swap, I have received my first skein of legendary Wollmeise yarn directly from the German Wollmeise store. So take that. Isn't it an awesome color?
It's almost 600 yards of light fingering weight superwash merino, so I'll need to pick a special shawl pattern for it.
In another swap, The Blog Hub Swap, we've been tasked with creating a package of 7 different gifts for our swappy partner, and then blog about each gift for 7 days (and we've also been given some gift categories that must be included in the package). I'm about ready to send my package out to my recipient swap partner, and I received my swappy package from Tanya a/k/a Goddess Jasmine (it's a round robin swap, so person A sends to person B and person B sends to person C - you get the idea). I opened my Royal Mail package to find this:
Oooh yes - shiny, happy little packages. Now, other than the card (which has specific directions to open it last), I can open these in any order I choose. I know that each of us must receive at least 100 grams of yarn. I also know that the package wrapped in orange is the yarn. Am I going to wait to open it? Heck no. I'm going for the gold first, people. Delayed gratification is great in some instances, but this is a swap for cryin' out loud. Delayed gratification - exit stage left. And now for the awesome yarn (snapped in fading light, so sorry for the less than perfect shot - I'll make up for it before the 7 days are over):
It is an absolutely ecstatic variegated shade of orange. It's also super soft. Of course it's perfect - it's orange. I am wondering what exact type of perfect this skein is, however, since there was no tag. Maybe Royal Mail, or customs on this side of the pond, really did open the package. Tanya, o Goddess Jasmine - you haz done good. What a great way to start off my 7 days of bloggy gifts.
Do make certain you point your fibery compass at Andrea's blog and check out what other fiber is flying around the blogosphere this Fee-Fi(ber)-F.O. Friday.