Back in October when I told you about the knitting retreat/Lucy Neatby/double knitting, I left out an important part.
The auction on Saturday night!
Everyone brought a wrapped gift, which were all put on a table in the back of the classroom. For the auction, everyone drew a number. Person #1 got to pick out a package, open it, and display the contents to everyone. Person #2 did the same but also got the chance to trade gifts with Person #1 if she so chose. (This will be important later on.)
And so on through all 38 (or so) of us. It was a lot of fun. People were exceedingly polite about not stealing trading for others' gift, which limited the schadenfreude-type fun a bit. There were knitting books, notions, bags, and, of course, yarn.
At the end Person #1 — who had not had the chance to trade gifts with anyone — got to trade gifts with anyone in the room.
I was Person #1.
I made the most of the chance. Hey, I was an only child; I never learned about sharing or offering the best to someone else. Mememe was my motto. Thus, I toured the room, scrutinizing the gifts that appealed to me.
The gift I chose came in this box.
As suh-weet as that box is, the contents were even more awesome. (Thanks to the kittehs for allowing me to use their feeders as a mannequin.)
It is a lovely shawlette knit by Ann of Blackberry Ridge Yarns. Thank you, Ann!