Awhile ago I signed up for a swap on Ravelry organized by the newly-wed Rima (hi Rima!!!).   I got to make a new crafting friend and enjoyed knitting something for someone else.

My swap pal was Huda who is an dental-whizz-scientist and get this, has been crocheting for the past 16 years, no pressure there!!!!  Initially, I was stumped for ideas because Huda lives in southern India where warm woolies are a no-no given the tropical temps, so accessory type knitting it had to be.  

After lots of Ravelry trawling, this is what literally flew off the needles. 


I knit the Montego Bay Scarf for which I used almost 2 skeins of Koigu KPPPM and 5.5mm needles (US size 9).  It turned out light and airy and squishy at the same time because Koigu has the quality of being squishy when knit up.  Me like Koigu!!  I cannot tell you how fast this scarf knit up – the open lace pattern coupled with big knitting logs needles and a simple 4-row repeat helped.

But that’s not all!!  I got my package from Huda yesterday and I have to say, I was blown away by all of the goodies she sent me.  There is a towel that she crocheted an edging for and these dainty roses she embroidered as a monogram.  The sweet roses are also embroidered on a crocheted coin pouch which is lined with silk and a tank top with the same rose detail. 


She included some knitting cotton too in colors that I love!!  To top it all, there was this cute little fella – an amigurumi mouse!!  WOW, thanks Huda!!!


Isn’t he just adorable?

6 thoughts on “Swap time

  1. Jocelyn

    I love the Montego Bay pattern! Even bought the Sea Silk for it but now I want to knit it as something else. I still have this in my queue.

    Your Koigu scarf is just amazing, love the colour.

    I think we should do a swap in the UAE Ravelry group!


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