Jumpin’ Jesus on a pogo stick! I had TWO swap packages arrive today, in addition to my recent Knit Picks order.
I’ll start with Knit Picks. I finally got my butt in gear and ordered some blocking wires. And of course, with the $50/free shipping, I just had to get some other stuff. I purchased a color card for their Essential sock yarn, something for my Fall Yarn swap pal, and a little something for myself.
I purchased a copy of Victorian Lace Today and two skeins of Alpaca Cloud lace yarn. This book has been on my list of must haves for awhile, and since it was on sale, I decided to pick up a copy. The lace bug has bitten me as of late, but I’m trying to alternate between lace and socks.
Next up I have my first package from my Falling For Ewe Yarn Swap on Ravelry. Wow … what an amazing package!!!
She sent me two knit hats for Warm Up Winchester that she made (how cool is that!), the book Daughter of Fortune (great novel – I’ve read it but have wanted my own copy,) caramel Hershey kisses, a small Yankee Candle in Autumn Wreath (smells great!), some room/linen spray (smells great, and with a cat – well … you can never have enough – plus it smell like autumn,) and TWO skeins of Manos del Uruguay Manos Silk. I’ve never knit with this, but have eyed it many times! Thank you so much pal!!!!! I love everything!
Finally, I received my final package from Donna, my Summer of Yarn Love swap partner. We were going to meet up when I was in Atlantic City, but her husband had some health issues (and you don’t have to tell me twice, that’s for sure! I totally understand.)
Donna … you really out did yourself! Thank you SO very much! There are THREE skeins of Ultra Alpaca Light, a copy of “Lace Style”, two packets of Soak (you can never have too many!), a skein of NH Knitting Mama sock yarn (special dyed for me, Donna says, to replace my chocolate mishap), a bag of cherry cordial Hershey Kisses (SO good!), and TWO skeins of Malabrigo.
Oh … and here’s a close up of the card! This is fantastic!
To both ladies … thank you so very much for all of the goodies!!!!
Donna – thank you again! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you, and making a new friend!