So a while back one of the teachers of Ravelry had the great idea of having a Teacher's Appreciation week swap as a follow up to our first teachers swap that happened last summer.
I had never heard of a Teacher's appreciation week before but I certainly think it is something we should think about adopting over here.
So under the direction of Newandhorrible who was organsising the swap I quickly filled in my questionnaire and waited to be given a partner to send my swap onto. It was a circular swap so we weren't sending to the people that sent to us so it takes a little pressure off.
Teacher appreciation swap
Sent at 7:54 PM March 31, 2009
What is your Ravelry name?
What age group or subject do you teach?
I teach primary 7-11 , I teach across all primary subjects but I am in charge of ICT and I have been learning and teaching Spanish this year for the first time.
What are your favourite colors & color combinations?
Pinks, lilacs with aquas, chocolate
Do you collect anything?
What is your favourite craft?
Knitting but I am also a newish spinner
Are there any knitting accessories you have been longing for? (stitch markers, tape measures..etc)
Just a selection of ideas for you to select a couple.
More blocking pins - difficult to get here in UK.
Knitpicks stuff as you can’t order here to the UK.
Knitpicks double ended crochet hooks
Knitpicks locking pins
Knitpicks flexible stitch markers
Knitpicks sockknitting needle holders.
Bent tip tapestry needles
Needle coil wraps
Yarn ball earings
Cable knitting needles - from knitpicks
Maybe I should paste the link page
Sorry this sounds like a shopping list. These are more the things that have just caught my attention as interesting to me but I would be happy with anything. I love getting gifts.
What are your favourite flavours? (for edible treats)
Chocolate - milk not dark.
What are your favourite scents? (If you like candles, sachets, etc.)
Not into candles particularly
What are your favourite yarns?
Natural fibres, alpaca, silks, baby camel.
I love handmaiden yarns, I love interesting sock yarns, I prefer the semisolid types. I love eco friendly yarns.
Allergies to yarn, pets, or smoke?
I have pets but I don’t smoke and I am highly sensitive to the smell of cigarette smoke.
What are your favourite drinks?
Good old English Builders Tea.
Favorite thing to knit?
I knit a lot of socks. I am also starting, or hoping to start to venture out into lace. I am also learning to crochet.
Your chance to tell your swapee anything you would like her/him to know..
I am a newish spinner so interested in things to go with that too.
I have a blog - www.yogicknitter.blogspot.com
I belong to a fibre club and a sock club at socktopus.com
I want to learn to crochet.
I would love back copies of interweave knits or spinoff magazine. I only started getting interweave autumn 2008.
I have a pattern published in Yarnforward magazine. I sometimes knit samples up for them.
I am going to Peru for my holiday in the summer.
I knit on DPNs and on circulars using magic loop.
Would you volunteer to be a swap Angel or contribute towards an angel package? (If someone doesn’t get a package from a swap-er)
I would be happy to be a swap angel again if anyone in Uk didn’t recieve package and make a contribution towards a package. Just thinking of it getting there really quickly if they have already had to wait.
Hope that is everything that you need for the moment.
As you can see I was very keen to recieve a few little goodies from Knitpicks but I was astounded by the generosity of my swap partner. Here is my package that arrived in the middle of May at the end of the appreciation week.
Absolutely everything had been covered and I am sure my partner had been stalking me around Ravelry to get more information.
I totally love these little Spanish post it notes which I will be able to use in the classroom and aren't these knitpicks harmony wood buttons just divine.
I am thinking of using them for a knitting needle pouch.
I was also lucky enough to receive this set of double ended crochet hooks and pack of getting started crochet cards.
There were also sock needle tubes, stitch marker, bent tapestry needles, needle coils and a copy of Spin off magazine. Life just doesn't get any better.
Teachers certainly know how to appreciate one another.