Saturday, June 23, 2007

Spring Felted Bag Exchange Goodness!

These are my gifts from the awesome box from my super -swapper, Mary. I apologize for the suckiness of the picture quality, el-cheapo camera is not cooperating today. Mary crocheted and felted me that cutest purse in Noro, which, she told me, gave her fits. Those fits were worth it, I love it. A perfect go with anything bag. She also included 3 hanks of Big Noro in neutral/brown tones for me, a book with patterns to knit beaded purses, 2 sets of stitch markers she made, one with little dice (Mary is from Vegas!) and one with tiny shells, they are adorable. She also crocheted a holder for stichmarkers, that's something I'd never seen before, how cool. Some coffee, my favorite scented body creme, pink grapefruit, a guardian angel for my car and a note pad. And Mary was so sweet packed goodies for Reggae, look at his treats! 3 snacks and cat grass to grow. She said she had a toy for Reggae, but her very pretty but very naughty pup Lady got to it first! That's OK, Reggae says, he likes treats just fine! ;-) This was a fun swap, and even more fun to find out that Mary was an online friend who did a good job of
keeping herself secret.
Today my secret pal I've been knitting for, Bette, received the bag I knitted and some goodies I
sent to her. So now I can finally post the before and after pics. She will hopefully post better pictures of the "after" bag. I loved knitting this bag. I loved the colors, the yarn, and the shaping. It was HUGE before felting, but shrunk up nicely after a couple cycles. I've named this bag "Martinique" because it reminds me of the shades of the Caribbean sea and the rocky shores and mountains.


vegasangelbrat said...

Oh I love your pals bag, the colors are beautiful together!
I'm so glad Reggae is okay without a So glad you loved everything...

Channon said...

Love the bag you made, especially the colors,and I'm still laughing about the matches I made. (You aren't the only "already pals" I matched up.)