We all had a swap partner, though we only knew who we were buying for, not who was buying for us.

And the time arrived and all the presents were handed out.

I had a huge bag with plenty of bright pink tissue paper wrapped presents.

The first I unwrapped was a shawlette with owls along it, all with little jewel beaded eyes.

It was wonderful, no one has knitted some thing for me since I was a little girl.  And there was more to come.

Next a whole packet of yarn for a jumper for my Grandson, and the pattern, and again it was owls and lovely beads for the owl eyes.

There were chocolate owls and owl chocolates – I ate those – an owl needle gauge and owl buttons.

As you can see wonderful things.

And then the P/hop was next.

Sock yarn, some yarn I may use in my ceramic jewellery, and I forgot to photograph a small skein of grey silk that will be used on my ceramic brooches.  The idea behind the P/hop is that we all take something that we don’t need any more, and put it on the table, be it patterns, needles, books, or mostly yarn and fleece.  We all take some thing new away and then donate via P/hop to MSF (Doctors with out Borders).

And I did come away with some skeins of yarn bought from Natalie, the small gold one is to make socks with, teamed up with a soft moss green.  The grey is to make a shawl with two shades of gold yarn, and the orange was because I love the colours and it will make really cheerful socks on a winters morning.

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