Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Have a Cuppa Swap
Last week I received the contents shown above as part of the first swap for 2011. The name of the swap was Have A Cuppa. We had to include a cup, yarn (of course), a beverage of our partner's liking (coffee/tea/cocoa) and a surprise item. Heather did an AMAZING job!
The orange slices are one of my favorites and I have posted about them a gazillion times. I love the project bag and the matching smaller bag. The pair are perfect to take a project and all the necessary tools all in one matching manner. The cup is fab! I have already used some of the coffee in my espresso maker and then using the new cup I was ale to add my own froth and cinnamon and sugar. Divine I tell you. And the yarn....Malabrigo worsted in colorway Burgundy (41). It was tossed into the knitting bag last night for the heck of it as I went to the CLACK meeting and before I knew it I was working on the Birthday Cowl.
It is not the first time I have received Malabrigo (Amy has sent me some too....); however, it is the first time that I ever cast on with it. I didn't even have the hank wound into a cake. I just opened it up and started casting on the required 99 stitches. I love the way it feels so far and the color will look so rich with my black wool coat. If the pattern is correct, I should be able to make it in a day and with one skein. We shall see.