On Ravelry I participate in a group that holds swaps several times per year with a color theme, Color Swap. I’ve participated in this group for a couple of years now, we just completed Round 17 and I received a wonderful package from Maggie. For this swap I posted this color palette for inspiration with a particular emphasis on the teal directly in the center or one similar in tone and value.
I love going to the design seeds site to find color inspiration and palettes that already work well together.
As you can see Maggie sent me a wonderful package, it included many of my favorite things. She included a pair of Wonder Woman socks that have capes attached to them, a pair of spa socks, some blinged out clothespins (I think I’ll put magnets on the backs of these), T-pins to help with blocking knit items, some buttons and pins that she picked up at Stitches West, a small container of beads, some of Maggie’s own handmade beads, some Dia de Los Muertos themed fabric, snacks, a handknit cowl, a mixed media canvas, a bookmark, nail polish. Take a look at some of the close-up photos.
A handmade cowl, a mixed media canvas and bookmark. All made by Maggie.
Some of Maggie’s own handmade glass beads.
Some buttons and pins that Maggie picked up at Stitches West.
Nail polish in two great shades of teal. I can’t wait to try these out!
Two skeins of Three Irish Girls Springvale DK weight yarn in Eavan.
I absolutely love Maggie’s interpretation of my chosen color. She did a wonderful job researching the things I like and putting together a great package. I’ve already visited Maggie’s etsy shop and will definitely be looking to add some more of her beads to my collection. Maggie is a mixed media and glass bead artist. She’s also a student teacher and graduate student. She sure is busy and I’m honored that she took the time to do compile this collection of goodies for me.
I truly enjoy participating in the Color Swap group, I have as much fun putting together a package for my recipient partner as I do breaking open a package and looking at the goodies I’ve received.