It's time for the next Itty Bitty Swap. The last one was a lot of fun w/ turtle hats and toy kits. This time around, it's reversed a little bit, and there is a specific theme. Since it's so close, we chose to do an Easter swap. In short, everything Easter related (in some fashion). Swappers get to choose 1 toy to knit and 1 hat kit to send, or vice versa. The hat & the toy must be from the Itty Bitty Collection. Must include Easter goodies of different sorts. Doesn't have to be extravagent.
There are several toys to choose from, and 2 hats. The hats include Bunny Tail or Little Chick. The toys include Chubby Bunny, Rabbit, Dotty Chickens, Bunny, or Egg to Bluebird and a Nest Too. I have decided to knit a toy and send a hat kit since I made the hat last time. And toys are so much fun!
I've gathered my Easter goodies - complete with different chocolate items, a game, and some other neat items. I also found an Easter themed free pattern that although I'm not sending a kit for, is still within the realm of the swap. The Cadbury Chick is included in the swap - now I need to get the Cadbury Egg! :) The Chick is not an Itty Bitty knit, but when I found the pattern, I knew I wanted to include it.
Not a great picture, but you get the idea
The packaging this time is a little trickier than the last swap since there are potential meltables being mailed. And even though the weather is cool across the board in -most- places, I would have for an unusually warm day to spoil the package and for someone to recieve a chocolate chick instead of a crisp, white one! My solution? Treat bags. I originally wanted the wrapping you see on those huge Easter baskets with the stuffed bunny and sweet treats inside. But the only ones I found were HUGE and only 1 per package. Ripoff. So instead, I'm using Easter treat baggies. I think I can still wrap them up the way I want. And it will make for a fun way to present the yarn, treats & toy. I'm hoping to include a small Easter basket as well - we'll see how big a box I get.
I'm anxious to recieve my swap package as well. The anticipation of waiting for your mail - knowing that the ladies of mailed out packages, then ripping (okay, gently opening) said package to find out whether Xander will have a brand new hat or a brand new toy and seeing what sort of things my swap partner thought to include!
This project will keep me busy for the next week or two. I also have a couple hats and another binky clip I want to get done. Somewhere in there are a couple projects for myself - like the Sinful Ribbed Scarf that's partially knit. Eventually I'll get to them. :)