07 October 2006


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!


KnitNana said...

Isn't it terrific when serendipity strikes! Well, you did get to know each other a little, but still...I hope you enjoy those ginger cookies (they sound yummy!)

Jennifer said...

Yay for fun and thoughtful packages! I'm glad you guys had a good time with the swap.

Karen said...

So glad you liked your package! Let me know how that tea is...I've been wanting to try it for a while. :) Can't wait to see what you do with the yarn!