Gift #901: Halloween Package

I had a wonderful surprise this evening when I got home from work!  I participated again this year in a Halloween swap with Tiny Owl Knit group on Ravelry (an online community for knitters, crocheters, etc).  My package arrived today and I wanted to share the generosity and thoughtfulness of my swap partner.

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She decorated the package with Halloween owl stickers and wrapped everything very festively.  The rules for swapping were to include a handknit item and a treat.  We have questionnaires that we fill out to guide the person who gets our name in putting together a package of what we’d like.  Here’s what she sent!

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As you can tell, she went far and above the requirements!  Here’s a tour of what she sent.  First up, the eats:

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She sent chocolate owl and Halloween bars, chocolate foil-wrapped leaves, and a salted caramel candy stick (which she thought would be yummy with the apple cider I love during fall).  And she’s right!

Then there were the treats!   Gel stickers, stamp set, and a leaf candle for festive Halloween.  She also gave me a sample of SOAK (for blocking handknits), some leafy buttons, and a jamberry pedi-wrap!

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Isn’t that generous?  But we’re not done!!  She overwhelmed me with her kindness.  She also gifted me a skein of sock yarn in greens, purples, and teals.

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It’s a beautiful woodsy skein and I’m already anticipating what to knit with it.  It’s 462 yards – a generous amount for a shawl or long socks (if I’m brave) or maybe hat and gloves….

And I’ve saved the best for last.  She knit me a pair of legwarmers from a Tiny Owl pattern I’ve had in my favorites for a while.  It’s called “Some Cloudy Day”.

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She knit them with one of my favorite yarns – Malabrigo Finito.  It’s a soft, plumed wooly yarn – it feels just like a cloud.  The colors are shades of autumn dusk – purple, gray, and bronze.  They’re just lovely and I can’t wait to wear them on a hike.  In the meantime, I’m cuddled up with them on the couch.

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Thanks for sharing some Halloween goodness with me.  I’m very grateful for the kindness and thoughtfulness of my swap partner in giving me such a wonderful package.  I’ll show you what went to my partner in an upcoming post.

Blessings to you,

Sarah

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One Response to Gift #901: Halloween Package

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Wow, what fun to have a swap. Your partner went over the top, generously showering you with wonderful gifts. Christmas in October!

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