The Monthly Adventures swap group is having a big anniversary swap (yes we have been swapping yarn and other goodies for a year). We send yarn (and goodies local to our area) to our swap partner, they knit us a scarf, and send it back with more goodies.
Here is the package I received, with goodies from Jinann in Virginia.
The yarn to make the scarf is a Blue Heron yarn, Beaded Wool–my knitting buddies call it blue heroin, although they are addicted to the sparkly stuff.
As you can see, the Swallowtail Shawl pattern was included–the swallowtail is the official insect and butterfly of Virginia! I received some Bay Lime soap-smells yummy. Unicorn Fiber Wash, and Rinse (I’ve never used this type before). Some very pretty stitch markers made by a friend. DARK CHOCOLATE (yummy). A package of lemon ginger tea (more yum). A postcard of the Shenandoah Valley in Autumn. A pretty note book to keep in my knitting bag. Two nickels :) on one side is Thomas Jefferson, famous Virginian and on the other side his home, Monticello, a must visit if you are in the state of Virginia. And deep in the center of the ball–a skein of Blue Ridge Yarn hand dyed in Virginia. What a great package!
Stay tuned to see what I made with that Blue Heroin (er Heron).