swapping yarn

Being a post-grad student, and needing some serious encouragement a few weeks ago to get me through the semester, I signed up for the Grad School Swap over on Ravelry.  I’d been disappointed with yarn swaps before, but this was a small group (postgrad students) and had a great theme: Green.  So I was in!

I had a great time putting together a parcel for my swappee (the lovely Lene from Denmark) – I love working to a theme, and I had loads of ideas.  I ended up going more for a green colour / British theme, rather than eco, but that’s just how it worked out.

My package arrived last week (from a blogless Linda in Germany), but I only just managed to get a photo.  I’m so thrilled with what I received, especially my first ever skein of Wollmeise!

wollmeise

I’d never seen Wollmeise before ‘in real life’, so now I get to see what all the fuss is about.  The colour is amazing (Pesto), a strong and vibrant green, and the yarn is spun differently to most sock yarns I’ve used.   I think I’ll be using this for something scarf-like  for a splash of colour in the winter.

swap package

I also received a few other goodies in the package, but the ‘consumables’ didn’t last long enough to be photographed!

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