Good mail arrived yesterday. It was wonderful timing. With my in-laws here to visit, spring activities added to winter activities, and a host of other things, it felt like I was set to ‘Maximum Give’ and I needed to replenish. The arrival of a box full of goodies for a round robin swap was what the doctor ordered. The mechanics of the swap are particularly endearing: a box arrives, you take out what strikes your fancy and replace it with something similar, and then send it on. No long-term commitments, no need to shop for exactly what will delight a designated person.
I opened it just before my run yesterday and then spent the next 10 km enjoying the thought of the different colours, mulling over what my choices might be and what I might replace them with. Lovely way to spend a run! I’ve restocked the box with more Happiness and sent it along. In and out in 24 hours!
I hope that you’ll think of swapping something, too. It’s not just for knitters. I used to do swaps through Swapbot, and there is an astonishing array of ideas there – books, postcards, fabric, stories…It can make you happy just to read them. Ravelry is stuffed with all sorts of swaps – browse through them here.