Look at this, just look, take it in, in all of it's yarny, gorgeousness!
I never gave Jen any direction about color in this swap. I felt a little guilty about that, but I also wanted her to have fun and "just have at it". Boy, did I make the right decision. This girl can really come up with some great colors when left to her own devices! She dyed Louet's Gems Pearl, it's got the most beautiful twist, which really highlights the colors.
Would you like to see what else came in the package? Okay.
There is of course the lovely yarn, but also enclosed was a sweet little "Cheeky Monkey" card, a tin of "Knitting Girl" mints and little stitch markers that match the yarn! Do you see them there, tied onto the pink ribbon? Here's a close up. (Not too close, but it's the best my little Power Shot can do and keep the quality.)
I think I am the luckiest knitter in the world to get such a talented buddy. She really got it right! This was my first swap, and after this I may have to join them all!
Finally, just to show you how on target she was with colors I love, I learned to crochet yesterday, and made my first granny square. It is a pretty pathetic granny square, but look how the colors I chose yesterday for the granny square, match the yarn I received from her today! How'd she do that!?!