The wonderful & talented, Debby (knittingrandma), of Useful Hands & Heart had gotten my name. :) I had Debby's name for the Teddy Bear Picnic swap and I had so much fun putting her packages together. She certainly didn't disappoint me! I had no idea when I opened the box it would contain so much stuff!
I know, I know. Enough of the talking and on to the showing, right? So we'll start with the knits. Debby did a fantastic job with the apple knits required for the swap. I love the Apple Hat, knit with Dream in Color Smooshy/Classy in a green color. She did a really neat wrap technique for the stem, which makes it fun to pull the hat off Squishy's head! She was concerned about size, but it's perfect for little man. He loves to wear it and gladly pulls it on and down over his ears when it's time to go outside. I love seeing my little boy in handknit hats!
The Apple Washcloth was knit in a squishy red yarn that makes me want to pet it all day. The apple from Finger Foods is green and has a variegated purple "core," which is a lot of fun. Squishy was quick to latch on to this toy and carry it off to play. I also received my very own apple tape measure! I loved the one I made for Jill and was sad to see it go. It really brightened my day to see one in my package! This is already in a notions bag ready to be used.
The last of the knit goodies included 4 skeins of yarn! Yes, four! There were 2 skeins of Crystal Palace Yarn Mini Mochi in a purple/blue/green colorway, 1 skein of Rown Handknit in Cotton in blue and 1 skein of 100% Alpaca from a local sheep farm (Stone Castle Fiber Mill, I believe) in Teal. It's all so soft and squishy and wonderful. I spent a lot of time fondling yarn this weekend! :)