Monday, October 11, 2010
Since my swap partner has received her third and final swap package for the Itty Bitty Teddy Bear Picnic Swap (wow, that's a mouthful!), I think it's safe to post a few pictures and tell you what I sent. But because there were 3 parcels that went her direction, I'm going to split it up between three posts. Otherwise today's post would be much too long!
You may recall that the first package required only one element - a knitting kit. It didn't have to be an "itty bitty/Susan" pattern, but it could be. There were lots to choose from. The point was to send your partner a kit for her to knit whatever pattern you had selected for her. This meant you had to include the yarn, (possibly the pattern if they didn't have it), any notions, stitch markers, needles, a little notebook, etc. Some included knitting needles while others did not. The biggest, most important part was the yarn. If you need a little reminder, you can read my post HERE about the first swap package I received from my partner.
I meant to be much more ahead of schedule sending this package out, but I must admit it went out the day it was due in the mail. I knew the itty bitty pattern/knit I was going to include, so for this package I selected the Fiesta Tea Set pattern for Knittingrandma. I liked the versatility in the pattern, and how it made me think of summer and iced tea. Debby later told me that she'd been eying this pattern for awhile, so good choice!
Tahki Cotton Classic in pink, white and purple. Debby had asked for more girly colors, and I thought these were bold and would make a beautiful tea set. I included 2 hanks in each color, just in case she wanted to make extra dishes. With all her grandkids, I wanted to make sure everyone would be able to play along!