In a long-winded story involving changing swap partners and cat allergies, I ended up doing a small swap, just for two, with fellow Canberra Ravelry member LoveMyClogs.
In an even more long-winded story involving all the obstacles that came between us and keeping a date for the swap, we finally met up at lunch time knitting last week to exchange our swap gifts and there was a strange ring of synchronicity about it all. Having both only met once before, it was kind of eerie how similarly we thought of each other.
Consider, we both made handwear.
I made her a pair of Cranford Mitts. And yes, fellow Elizabeth Gaskell lovers, they are named for TV adaptation of Cranford.
And Gretchen made me a pair of felted oven mitts! Here they are being demonstrated by Sean with our roast lamb. Gretchen kindly made them a little on the larger side, knowing that Sean also would be using them.
They are fantastic! So firm and so beautifully protective from the heat. I was truly in awe of her skill when she presented them on Thursday. Thank you so much Gretchen!
The other weird thing about our swap is that we both use the SAME colour! We both the shade ‘raspberry’ in different Bendigo Woollen Mills yarns. I used Colonial 5ply and she used Rustic.
I think we both did an excellent job of knitting for each other.