I love those fingerless mitts Kayrun made!
The more I wear my hood, the more I fall in love with it! I'm fantasizing about nature walks and sitting by the fire in this thing. I realize I didn't speak much about it yesterday, but yeah, lucky me for receiving it!! I can pull it down so it covers my collar bone, so if (more like "when") I'm wearing it outside on a cooler summer night, it'll help keep me warm.
On to the package I sent dharma, I didn't have a chance to write her a note. The day I sent, my boyfriend gave me a ride to the post office and had to go right back to work so things were a bit rushed...
So here goes, in the order she posted the photos. First, the scarf. I'm glad she found an alternative way of wearing it, it looks good! This is how I took the photo of it:
I used some wool I spun a while back (the yellow and orange, which is plied with a Knit Picks turquoise yarn) and a bulky yarn from my stash. I've been making tons of baktus-style scarves lately, altering the pattern for each. I thought pomp-poms would suit the sense of quirkyness I imagined dharma has. But in case they break or she just doesn't like them all that much, I added some leftover yarns so she can finish the ends however she pleases.
The mug, oh the mug! I planned on having an elaborate and full on design but as I grabbed my markers, I realized all but two colours were dried out. And those two were on their way out too... Luckily, her kitchen colours or orange and turquoise so at least that worked out!! I must have spent three hours trying to get a decent image on there and this was the best I could manage. Stalking dharma's Pinterest, she had a lot of owls items so I figured she'd enjoy.
The Kicking Horse coffee was the best I could find in our dinky town and I made sure it was a mellow one to suit her tastes. I stalked dharma's Sunshine Swap wishlist and noticed honey on there so gave her a jar from the Timmins Ecological Beekeeping Association. Local indeed and what I personally use in my tea and baked goods. She also had beeswax candles in the same Sunshine wishlist and I thought that while sipping on some beverages, a relaxing candle would be suitable. Not only that, but they do emit a bit of warmth/heat as well!
Enjoy Rachel and I hope we can swap again! =)