At last count, I belong to at least 41 groups on Ravelry. From hat, cowl & sweater lovers to fans of Amazing Race & Top Chef - there's a group for everyone & everything on Rav. One of my favorites is my swap group - Yarn Snobs Inc........... yes, that's right, I am a Yarn Snob! Although I began my knitting journey with acrylic yarns, there is nothing quite like the feel of Alpaca, Silk, Cashmere & 100% Merino.
The ladies of YSI have opened my eyes to lots of specialty yarns & we love to treat each other with all kinds of goodies. Which brings me to our latest swap - the Magic Yarn Ball Swap. Each swapper gets a partner. Starting with one goody in the middle - yarn is wrapped around small gifts for the recipient to find as they knit up or unwind the yarn. Our swap focused on items from each knitters wishlist. I received my ball a couple weeks ago.
Beautifully decorated for fall/Halloween, my partner outdid herself (thanks, Mary)! But the outside was just a warm up to the goodies inside. It actually took me awhile to unwind because there were 3 separate sections of goodies. A gorgeous tote with my favorite Fleur de Lis pattern, stitch markers & holders, chart keeper, tape measurer, note book, needle caps, scented soap and of course a skein of luxury yarn.