I was fortunate to take part in IrishEyes Kathy's Take and Replace Swap. The concept is brilliant - a box of knitterly fun arrives at your door, you take out of it what you want, replacing each item with some other knitterly item. I've been feeling the need to take part in a swap, and this one seemed ideal for me. I used it as an excuse to go through and organize my stash, and came up with more than a few items I would be willing to trade.
Here's my take:
Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles by Cat Bordhi, Start Spinning by Maggie Casey, an Ashford Drop Spindle (much lighter than the one I already have), Knitting Rules! by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (the first knitting book I ever read - I borrowed it from the library. I love having my own copy!), and cute "Knit with Love" gift cards.
I can't show you what I put in. Not only would it ruin the surprises for the next person, I never thought to take a picture of it.
Sadly, I haven't done much knitting lately. I have been watching the second season of Thirtysomething. Do you know this show from the late '80s? I watched it in reruns as a teenager. My friends and I dreamed of growing up and marrying someone Michael Steadman-like - responsible, loving husband and father, and ridiculously good looking. You know what? I totally married someone just like that!