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!
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!
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!