No, not spit. Gross. Yarn, lots of yarn. Let's swap yarn. I joined a ravelry group called Knit It Forward, and I sent out my package to my swap girl today. I know there's not a snowball's chance in hell that she reads my blog, so I'll show you what I sent.
We were supposed to send yarn, a pattern and a regional item. I researched my partner, and although I didn't have much to go on, I noticed that she knits a lot of socks. I kept hunting for new and interesting sock patterns, but let's face it, they're either free, or she has the book already. So instead I dyed some sock yarn for her, and then gave her some bare sock yarn and some Kool-aid. A duh moment on my part came when I was putting the Kool-aid in the box and realized I had two pkgs. of INVISIBLE Kool-aid. You know, the clear kind. Wow, now there's a color to dye your yarn. I took them out and just put in the orange and pink. Talk about a maroon. I included some KnitPicks double-pointed harmony needles and magnetic knitting poetry. I also put in a traveler's coffee mug with a logo of my place of employment, and for the local item (along with the mug) I added a bag of stone-ground cornmeal, ground right down the street at the Agrirama. Woo-hoo, big time Georgia here. I was going to send her a bag of stone-ground grits, but I hated the thought of perfectly good grits going to waste. I figured if I had never heard of grits before I moved south, chances were good that she wouldn't know what to do with them.
This is my first swap, and although I hit my money limit, I still feel like I should give her more. Like my car payment or 30 extra pounds.