It's about time I share with you what went into the package that I sent. My swappee was Kendra (kendraja) and I was so excited to get started on her package! Mostly, I was excited that she would love to receive the Hedgehog to Squirrel toy by Susan B. Anderson. It's part of her Woodland Creatures collection and I've been wanting to knit it for awhile. This was just the motivation I needed. Those reversible toys are so stinkin' cute!! (And if you don't remember, everything we included in the box had to be described with an "H.")
I'm going to get right into it because I've got a bit to share. Starting with the knitted goodies, as I said, I knit the Hedgehog to Squirrel Reversible toy by Susan Anderson.
(Shhh....don't tell!)Ber. She was looking for hedgehog cloths and couldn't find any so she designed not one, but three different designs! I wanted to knit all three but ran out of time. So this cloth is Hedgehog Washcloth #3 and I love it so much! Ber - you did an amazing job designing these cloths!
Hungry Hippo Cloth by Elaine Fitzpatrick. Super simple, super quick - I had this one done in no time!
Handmade stitch markers for Kendra's knitting, in the form of dice and Holey markers. These markers were sort of a pain to make, but it was a process of trial and error and I finally figured out how to make it work. If you look closely at the picture, you will see that there is a tiny ball inside the larger white ball, and the purpose of the holes is to see the tiny ball inside. If you'd like to know more about this process, let me know and I'll explain more in-depth. (I've got a set for myself that I need to finish sanding and coating.
hooter gauge (needle gauge), a heart-shaped yarn cutter pendant
and finally, about 650 yards of 50/50 silk, merino blend in fingering weight that I hand dyed and named "Victorian Rose."