My swap partner received her package in the mail, so I can finally show you the completed project! I participated in the Mini/Ornament Swap in the Danger Crafts group on Ravelry. I had watched a few swaps over the past few months and really wanted to try one - so when this one came up I thought it would be perfect! I would get to knit my first monster AND it would be a Christmas present.
Meet Peppermint Ivy :) I used the Holly, Ivy, and Steve: The Christmas Hooligans pattern by Rebecca Danger. Obviously, I didn't make all three of them, but I picked Ivy because I thought she would be the most fun. I improvised a little bit - instead of the hat being a solid color, I used some of the sparkly glimmer yarn to make a band. And instead of tassels I used the sparkly mini pom-poms. I also did not have a mini pom pom maker, so I used cheater poms from Michaels.
With the swap you have a questionaire, so I based my package on the fact that my spoilee said they liked peppermint - not mint, peppermint. So, I made Ivy up in minty colors, and the rest of the package played with that theme. The swap has a $10 limit for goodies, so I gave my spoilee a pair of peppermint socks, peppermint scented hand sanitizer, Peppermint Bark, and (not pictured) Christmas stitch markers.
I can't wait to receive my package from my partner! I won't lie....I'm stoked. I keep stalking the mail man.
Peppermint Ivy Project Details:
Pattern: Holly, Ivy and Steve: Three Christmas Hooligans by Rebecca Danger
Yarn: Knit Picks Palette and Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer
Needles: US 1