You guys know all about Yarn Aboard 2 by now, right? It’s a really simple but fun swap. You get a package filled with goodies for you. You take out your stuff. You say thank you to the person who sent you stuff. You blog about the stuff. You put in stuff for someone else and you send it on to them. And then you’re done. Simple, right?
And yet, people signed up for this swap and are now blowing it off. One person hijacked two boxes. Someone else hijacked another. And then someone else received a package, got mad at Amanda, and then refused to send stuff to the next person on the list. Personalities aside, when you agree to participate in a swap, you agree to follow the rules. And the number one rule of this swap is that you send the package on to a new person.
Luckily for me, most people are following the rules just fine.
Look who made his way to my house from
Portugal New Jersey. It’s the long lost explorer, Vasco De Gama.
He sure came crammed with goodies from Ina. Don’t you just love the lime green tissue paper?
Let’s see. There’s Fleece Artist Sock Yarn. I’ve only knit with this yarn once before and I loved the experience. I’m quite thrilled to have the chance to knit with it again. And Regia Silk. Silk Sock Yarn – woot! There’s candy and fruit crisps (which were absofreakinlutely delicious) and macadamia nuts and cappuccino espresso coffee beans. There’s also a very cool sock pattern.
Ina did a fabulous job stuffing this box with things I love. Thanks so much, Ina! I love it all!
And honestly, given the recent drama that has befallen the whole Yarn Aboard swap, well, I feel really really lucky to have my explorer arrive safely. Thanks, Amanda for organizing the swap and replacing packages and sending reminder emails and just generally being a terrific swap hostess. I had a blast!