I always am amazed and delighted by the intuition, insight, and generosity of swap partners. Yesterday, I received a package from Karen of Knit2, Blog 1 , my partner in Craftlilly's Knitflix swap. This was not a secret swap; we were encouraged to get to know our partners. Karen and I exchanged a few e-mails, and I learned that she was in the midst of a hectic time, and that she was entering a more hectic time because of her career in retailing (which, as we know, is institutionalized Bedlam!)
Never the less, she put together a lovely package of lovely things for me. (When my camera behaves again, I'll add a photo to this post.) The film she chose from the ones I suggested was the one I wanted most - "Swann in Love," with Jeremy Irons (who can do no wrong) as Swann. To accompany the film, she sent a package of delicate ginger cookies (ambrosia, any kind of ginger cookie, especially the crisp, delicate ones), a box of Stash Fusion Green & White tea, four balls of Elsabeth Lavold Chunky AL in moss, and - how did she know that I collect books and calendars of knit stitches? - The Knitting Stitch Bible, which will join my two collections by Barbara Walker, my Vogue collection of knitting stitches, and my knitting stitch calendar as books that I read like novels, imagining yarns to go with the stitches and the projects I want to make.
Thank you, Karen! And thank you, Jennifer, for putting together this swap!