Saturday, November 20, 2010

Spring Swap Surprise!

Fibre Swap 6.0
Originally uploaded by RoseLea Fibres
A little while ago I had the privilege to be part of the NZ Fibre Swap 6.0 on Ravelry with the theme, this time, being Spring. It is always fun to receive a fibre swap parcel in the post and this one was certainly no exception!

Once my surprise parcel arrived, I found my swap partner was Matt, or Craftykiwi as he is known on Ravelry. He had put together a really superb parcel for me all beautifully wrapped in tissue tied up with multi-coloured string. The finishing details were lovely and something that, sadly, I fail at dreadfully.

Inside the package I found two wheels of braided fibre - 100g of polwarth (Spring Fever) and 100g of perendale (Jonquil Blush) with a silk hanky dyed to co-ordinate. Matt was the very able dyer of all the fibre! There was also a very yummy gingerbread man (mmm, ask me how I know that!!) as well as some packets of seeds which will eventually look very pretty in the garden - Forget Me Not (Marine Blue); Salvia (Victoria Blue); Petunia (Primetime Blues mixed).

Matt also included a sweet little gift card explaining the contents, the colours of which co-ordinated with everything perfectly!

Now wasn't I just the most spoilt one?

I have already spun up the perendale which I may make into a pair of fingerless mitts. Maybe. The colours came out into a lovely tweedy blend without going muddy at all. Really nice!

Thank you, Matt!!


besshaile said...

yes you were the pampered one. what a spring looking gift too. I love polwarth. It's one of my all time favorite fibers. Matt is a sweetheart. Hope you'll post pictures of the flowers too.

Happy happy spinning.

Anonymous said...

Lucky you! What a fantastic swap.
Matt is a very talented dyer, isn't he!? Did you know you can now get his braids at Knitting Pretty?

mj said...

Wow! Your works are really look so creative!

Nice blogs!

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