If you knit or crochet, you’re probably aware of the awesome website Ravelry. It’s like facebook for yarn enthusiasts! You can post your knitting projects, look at others’ projects, download patterns, browse yarn, and chat with other knitters in the forums or common interest groups. There’s even a PPK group on Ravelry! My favorite group is the Vegan for Every Season Swap, which hosts season-themed swaps. I’ve done it three times now and have always had a lot of fun. Once you’re paired up with a partner, you have to put together a package of vegan yarn, treats, and other goodies related to your partner’s interests.
Here’s what I sent my partner for the fall swap:
So there are some Halloween-themed goodies…socks, tea towel, glow-in-the-dark nail polish…and inside those treat bags are the whole collection of Go Max Go bars, Primal Strips, Swedish Fish, and Sour Patch kids (hope she likes candy, haha!). The yarn in the back is really soft fall-colored cotton from Yarns of Italy. My swap partner likes wine so I sent her a nice local Red, and I also made the cookie jar mix from the PPK. I also made some Dia de los Muertos stitch markers. I wanted to bake some treats for her pet bunnies, which I’ve done in the past, but dang I just ran out of time. Anyway, I hope she likes it all!
Here’s what is in the picture above:
-lovely organic cotton yarn from Long Ridge Farm…and some patterns tucked alongside to inspire me!
-candy corn (my favorite Halloween candy-this one is almost vegan, except for some beeswax and confectioner’s glaze),
-adorable pumpkin stitch markers from See Jayne Knit
-greeting cards, I think they are handmade, wow!
-a bound notebook that I’m going to use to write down patterns
-fall themed tea towel
-a little Halloween figurine that is already decorating my desk at work
-lots of fun teas to try
-a box of sweet annie, a really fragrant and lovely herb I had never heard of! I’ve been having a lot of fun reading up on its medicinal uses and history. I think I will make some sachets with it with rosemary and lavender 🙂
I love these swaps! They’re so fun to assemble and I love getting treats in the mail.