Monday, April 28, 2008

Cobalt Blue Is In For Spring!

Through Ravelry, I enrolled in a yarn swap for yarn snobs. Basically, you commit to sending your swap pal yarn and a few treats, according to preset rules. Every participant fills out a questionnaire, to give their swap partners an idea of what they like.

Emily has been taking part in yarn swaps for a while, and I thought it would be a fun thing to do. Our packages have to get to our swap partners by May 10, so I was pleasantly surprised when I received an unexpected package last week!

As expected for a yarn snob swap, I got some really nice yarn: a skein of Malabrigo Lace, in Buscando Azul (I'm not sure what that means, but it's a very nice deep blue) and a skein of Cascade 220 in a similar color (blue velvet) that will be perfect for mittens next Fall (I'm thinking colorwork, with light blue or ivory... maybe these?). I've never knit with Malabrigo before, but I've heard great things about it... I'll have to find a nice pattern to show it off!

My swap partner, the very generous DuchessRed (here's her blog), also included a box of spicy chai tea, two bars of dark chocolate (one with candied ginger, one with cherries and dark almonds... yum!), and two bars of handmade soap. Judging by her blog and her ravelry groups, I suspect she might have made the soap herself! How crafty is that...

Thanks to DuchessRed! Can't wait to use the yarn...

1 comment:

La Duchesse said...

Yup. I did. :)

I think--could be wrong, though--that it means "Searching For Blue". Buscando is the present participle of the verb "buscar" which means "to search for".