My First Swap
So, I joined the Potholder/Recipe Swap on Swap Bot way back in December, thinking that this would be a great first swap. I figured I would have the whole semester break to work on the potholders and put together a stellar package, sure to impress my swap partner. Yep, that was the plan.
Unfortunately, I didn't take into account that I would get sick (twice), and that I would be working on Christmas gifts which I barely finished in time (OK, some were a little late). However, I was able to get everything done just in time to mail it by the January 15th deadline, albeit somewhat less stellar than I intended. Some of you may remember that January 15th was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Which, of course meant that the post office was closed. Doh! I mailed it right away the next morning, one day late. I feel like a bad prom date. You know, the one that waits too long and can't get reservations at the only "good" restaurant in town and ends up taking his date to McDonald's. He remembers to order a corsage, but gets a pin-on one and she's wearing a strapless dress. You get the picture. Anyway, here is what I sent:
Yarn: Sugar 'n Cream in "key lime pie" and "ecru"
Pattern: one pattern from 1994 "Country Handcrafts", and Maryanne's Potholder
Changes: I left out the embroidery on the Handcrafts potholder and I did a plain single crochet border on the outer part of Maryanne's Potholder (it looked too busy with the picot edge on the outside too).
Yardage: One skein of the key lime pie (95 yards) and part of a skein of the ecru (120 yards)
Hook: US size G
The recipes were for an old family recipe for a German raisin/coffee/spice bread (us Germans love our coffee!), for some gooey chocolate/peanut butter/marshmallow bars, and finally an eggplant moussaka, changed a bit from a recipe in a vegetarian cookbook (it's still vegetarian, I just added some spice and raisins). I also included some chocolate to nibble on. I sure hope my swap partner has a sweet tooth!
Labels: FO 2007