I've participated in a couple of yarn swaps on the Internet - all via ravelry. One of the other members on ravelry was in search of as much Noro yarn as she could possibly get her hands on, and because she doesn't know enough English to make things happen, I decided to help her out. To make a long story short I got in contact with Kimberly from Rhode Island. Emails went back and forth. It then turns out that she too is a Yarn Harlot fan! I had just finished the 'Secret Life of a Knitter' and I was very well-entertained all the way through which made me want more.
Kimberly came to my rescue. She sent me the new Yarn Harlot book: Things I Learned from Knitting. Signed and all! Not only that, she also sent copies to the ravelry member looking for Noro AND to Lise. In fact, the package was full of goodies. I owe Kimberly big time :) I'll pay her in Kauni when she decides on colour and amount :)