The requirements are very simple this time. There are no requirements other than some holiday cheer sent to your swap partner, in whatever fashion you choose, as long as the amount equaled $25. This particular swap can be more difficult because there is no theme and no required knitting. So this means a lot of stalking on our parts to find out the interests of our swap partner.
The recipient of my Christmas parcel was Bee30. She lives all the way in Ireland! Wow, I'd love to visit there some day. So my package had to travel a long, long way, and I hope hope hope that it all arrived safe and sound (I found out it did!).
First off, I did crochet a little something. Bee30 doesn't have kids, but she does have a pretty black kitty. So I made her a toy that she can play with. And...I may have stuffed a little catnip inside... :) (I also included a store-bought toy, for good measure.) The mouse was made with Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Cypress and NaturallyCaron.com in Claret. Very tiny amounts of yarn! I'm impressed with this one since it was crocheted instead of knit! :)
And finally, just to round out the package, I made a few stitch markers. Because whether or not you think you need any more, you really do. And it's only right that they be in the spirit of the holiday. :) These include a snowman, candy canes and a penguin. I hope she likes them!