OK - I have finally read through the file and I can state that my swapper was Christine. Thanks so much. It was the flash of light I needed :)
My swap theme was I guess murder? Hard to say since I got sent a case file which I hope I dont actually have to solve. VJ did an awesome job of this swap, only 100g of wool which is awesome as I love quality, not quantity, and her colours are perfect for me. Has she been stalking???
SO the box arrives - big case file, and I was already smiling ;)
Open in up, red splatters everywhere and I see the evidence bags. Wool. Sock stitch markers on a noose. Chocolate - dark. A novel. And a case file.
Admittedly I went straight for the goodies and looked (yay - wool and chocolate and reading....) , and glances over the rest, but it was clear to see a lot of work went into this swap.
From the getgo I thought it was Christine because she does insanely themed and overcommitted swaps that makes everyone say (gee I wish she was my swapper...) and I am stoked to be on the receiving end :)
So those that know me. I am a massive murder novel freak. I love them all - name a murder author, I have probably read ;) My fave over the last few years is Karin Slaughter. (keep in mind I have small kids, so if you have a new author you think I should read, please leave a comment.)
Red is my colour. Specially the deep red that Christine got.
I love sock wool - enough said. Patonyle is awwwwwwwwwesome.
100g is perfect.
Books are good.
Choc is OK, it sweetens up him, and goes nicely with red wine ;)
Sock patterns - yes I collect patterns and wool, yet rarely knit.
Recipe - I am a closet wannabe chef so all cooking goes down well here.
Tattoo shot - yes I have a tatt, and while its not the extreme that VJ pictured, I am still "drawn upon..."
I am always losing my bloody stitchmarkers, so everytime I cast on yet another project (I currently have 3 pairs of socks, 2 dishcloths, 2 shawls, 2 tops, 2 dresses, 1 soaker, 1 blanket....) my stitchmarkers (and KP's tips) have to be stolen off one project, and on to another...
Thanks VJ - lovely swap.
PS - yes I have read the book, and I already have a new swap in mind. Yes I have read the case file, and I found the VJ hidden amongst all the comments, so gut no longer matters, I have evidence!!!!!!