I'll get right down to the main purpose of the swap. We were to knit either the Snowman hat or the Christmas Set by Susan B. Anderson. The Christmas Set includes a jolly Santa, Santa's toy sack, and a Christmas mouse. X received the Snowman hat! Which is great because he'd outgrown the one I knit him last year (darn those kids and their growing!). Becky took the hat a little outside the box and made the snowman a striped scarf and striped hat with a pom-pom on top, instead of a black top hat. I think this is adorable! I love seeing how one knitter can take a pattern and put their own twist on it. So much creativity out there!
There were actually a lot of goodies for X in the box, aside from the hat. There were a box of crayons, some Grinch pencils, a little toy truck with driver (which X can't stop playing with!) and the book The Mitten. The Mitten is one of the best winter children's stories out there. I'd been thinking about this story the other day and then it showed up on my doorstep!
Thank you, thank you, Becky! It was so fun to open this package and see all that was inside. This was a terrific package filled to the brim (literally!) with all sorts of fun things. :) I appreciate the time you took to put this together for me!