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Kim is the Best!

October 30, 2007

My Knitters Tea Swap partner Kim is the BEST!!! She sent me not one, not two, not three, but FOUR skeins of yarn and the most delicious brownies (four!! of them too). But, I’m getting ahead of myself. Here’s the story.

I put this package together for her:

Kim's Tea Swap Box

Then this came up for a night or two:

Moonrise over Blanca from our yard

And another view:

Moonrise over Blanca

You can see why they call this mountain range the Sangre de Cristos, or Blood of Christ. The early Spanish settlers were taken in by the red glow of these mountains as the sun sets. It is a lovely site, especially when moonrise conincides with sunset as it did this month. But, back to the story.

I couldn’t get to the post office on Saturday, even though I knew the package was there waiting for me. Finally, yesterday, Monday, the resident non-knitter was able to swing by after work. He brought home this incredible combination of treats and goodies:

My Tea Swap Box

The tea is quite nice. I am especially fond of the Viva en Verde, but, I haven’t tried all three yet. The little dark object in front is a tin of green tea mints! Very tasty. And in addition to the 2 fantastic skeins of yarn that Kim hand dyed her self, she sent two skeins of Shibui Knits in Wasabi (the color that I most wanted–how did she know??) which is enough to make a very tall pair of socks. Best of all, me being a brownie fanatic, are incredible brownies from a bakery that is located close to where she works. They are SO GOOD!

Plus, there are two boxes of cookies and a pattern that I really like for the swirling lace anklets. Can’t wait to cast those babies on! (however, next socks on the needles are for the resident non-knitter, and I’m pretty certain that he doesn’t want swirling lace anklets so these will have to wait.) To top it off, she sent the cutest little card wtih a green knitter on the front. This card is a keeper for sure. Green is my favorite color. Everything was wrapped in green tissue paper the same color as the Wasabi yarn. How did she know?!

Kim, you ROCK! Did I mention not one, not two, not three, but FOUR skeins of yarn? And brownies!!!

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Mum’s the Word

October 24, 2007

No pictures today. That’s because the big “knitting” event had to do with mailing the package to my swap partner in the Knitter’s Tea Swap. I did take some pictures of the box getting ready to go to the Post Office; but, I wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise by showing anything to do with the package, yet.

I will say this about KTS4:

  • It was a huge amount of fun.
  • I met a really cool person that I would have otherwise never known.
  • Kim is a fantastic kntter as evidenced by the pictures of her finished projects on Ravelry. I can’t wat to see the magnificent creations (SOCKS!!!) she makes from the yarn I sent her as part of the swap.
  • This may be my one and only swap just because of the time committment. It takes a lot of time to put a package together! If you look back even a post or two you will realize that finding time to knit seems to be an issue for me. Swap? Knit? I have to go with Knit.
  • If I decide not to ever participate in a swap again, I’m glad I got Kim as a swap partner!

The resident non-knitter is also threatened by the term “swap.” Does this mean you are having an affair? he keeps asking. He’s joking of course.