Baby Swap

I can finally post about the Cold/Winter Baby Swap I participated in through the ravelry group Baby Cakes! The swap had two types of participants. The “A” swappers were moms with young babies/toddlers. The “B” swappers were those with more time to knit – those with older kids, etc. I was a “B” swapper, so my job was to knit for an “A” swapper. In turn I will receive a package from an “A’ swapper containing yarn and other knitting goodies. Since my package has already been knit, sent, and received by my “A” swapper, I can now post all about it here.

My “A” swapper has a little girl who is a little over a year old. Each swapper posted answers to a survey so that whoever was shopping/knitting for them knew some of their likes/dislikes and preferences for their packages. In that survey my swapper mentioned that she wouldn’t mind having a Baby Kina made for her daughter. So thats what I went with.  She also mentioned that they liked foxes, and vibrant colors. We had to knit at least 1 item, and the package was to be worth $25 including the knitted item. I did a little extra shopping to make it fun and added in fox baby leg warmers and some fox stitch markers for mom.


The yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Mansfield’s Garden Party. I love the bright colors, and how it knit up. And the buttons, love how the bright pink complements the pink in the yarn. Thankfully, my swap partner also liked the colors very much, and the cardigan also fit perfectly! I was worried it might be too big because it grew a bit with blocking.


I haven’t received my package yet, but when I do I will share that with you too. The swap was really fun. I would definitely do another one in the future.


About zenren

I am in my mid-thirties, and blissfully married to a guy named Dave with whom I have a 17 year old daughter named Anela, and she is my world. I'm the RN Clinical Nurse Manager of a Transitional Care Unit where I work extremely hard to make my nurses and my patients happy. I knit shawls, and hats, and baby sweaters. I obsessively use Burt's Bees lip balm. I love spending weekends on our little slice of lake in northern Minnesota, and laying in the grass near the bonfire on a cool spring night with the kiddo watching for shooting stars while eating gooey s'mores with sticky fingers. I enjoy wrapping up in over-sized, snuggly warm sweaters in the autumn and going for walks with the smell of fallen leaves and trees blazing with color. I read a lot of self-help books. I frequently do not answer my cell phone. My husband adores me because of my quirks, not in spite of them, and I do my best to appreciate that. Im learning to meditate, and have a weakness for a good cup of tea. My nephew is adorable, and brings me so much joy. I knit to wind down, stay sane, and create beautiful things.
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