Naki Knitters Swap Night

My local group of knitting/nattering nutters and I had our latest yarn swap last night at Lizzie’s place.  As usual, there was a lot of excitement about with the swap parcels all lined up in front of the fire place.  The theme for this swap was ‘Your favourite fairytale’, I chose Cinderella, and my swap partner Sheryl, chose Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. 

The parcels were to include hand dyed wool, a wee gift to the value of $10NZ, and a food item, all relating to our theme.

Here’s the parcel I put together for Sheryl.  Theme:  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, I decided to focus on the poison apple and kettle dyed some Bendigo Wool Mills merino in a ‘poison’ colourway.  The wee purse next to the yarn is a felted/handpainted/embroidered ‘Wandering Woodland’ purse, representing the walk Snow White made through the woods on her travels to meet the dwarfs.

 

 

The girls’ and I felted a scattering of ‘pebbles’ and a scented soap, to represent the stones/pebbles throughout the trail in the woods.

 

I made a ‘Poison Apple Tree’ card using a combination of printmaking/painting and ink to create the illustration.  Rio decorated the inside with drawings of crocodiles, lions, and tigers.  We finished it off with a bottle of sparkling grape juice and a packet of ‘Pebbles’ (the edible choccy kind) in a cane basket with a handle and wee red bows.

 

Nyree put together a beautiful package of goodies for my theme ‘Cinderella’.  She chose a really pretty hank of  ‘Touch Yarn’ 4 ply on soft pink/lavender/peach tones, it’s really scrummy!   Nyree is a bit of a crack up, and included a packet of ‘The Natural Confectionary Company’s’ Sour Worms which represent the evil step sisters!  She’s given me a packet of pumpkin seeds and a very nice, sweet looking pumpkin which is going to become part of a roast vege salad for dinner this week.  Little Miss Charlea’s favourite part of the gift is the shiny purple paper weight that Nyree got from TradeAid.  She has been running off with it this morning, yelling “Mine!”.  The parcel was all wrapped up in handmade paper wrap (which I’ll reuse to make cards etc with thanks Nyree) and a pretty wee bow (which will also be reused!).  Thanks Nyree 🙂 Kate

 

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One response to “Naki Knitters Swap Night

  1. I love my swap, thanks so much Kate 🙂 My girls can’t wait to share the Pebbles with me 🙂

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