Swaptastic

It's been a very long time since I've participated in a swap. But I signed up for two swaps already this year. The first was a little motivation swap in the Weight Watchers group on Ravelry. Four weeks - four cards or little somethings to keep us going on our New Year's diets. So far I've received two of them and they were super cute! I also signed up for a small shawlette exchange. I am designing and knitting one for my partner. Fortunately it's not due til mid March, but I'm plugging along and I *hope* she loves it. But I received mine yesterday - a very nice Valentine's Day surprise!

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I got a lovely handmade card, some glam conversation hearts, some mango Burt's Bees lip balm, some super cute socks, and a tube of Udder Cream. The hand lotion is particularly timely - we've got a bout of sick in the house - and I've used more soap and hand sanitizer in the past few days than probably the rest of my entire life. My hands need some moisture!

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The shawlette is the Holden Shawlette in beautiful Malabrigo Sock (one of my faves!) in Eggplant. A perfect compliment to my winter coat and wardrobe. I'll have to get some modeled shots (or at least mannequin modeled shots) but it really is so very lovely! A special shout out of thanks to Moa from Ravelry!