Thursday, May 7, 2009

U is for Ungrateful

I have been sorely remiss in thanking some people!

First, I'd like to thank Heide (from my last post's comments) for reminding me what the next letter was. hah! And the suggestion of taking my hooks to class for child labor was awesome! That comment cracked me up!

Awhile back, I got my final package from SP13 and my pal, Chelle. She went way above and beyond in each package and this one was no exception!

I got this great little "book"...


a whole set of Karatstix stuff!


Lots of little goodies...


my favorite of which is this little notions bag!


She bought me the Koigu I was Desperately Seeking.....


and this lovely red yarn! Anyone see the problem with this yarn?

a verb for keeping warm - Transitional Fury colorway

Chelle mails from Canada and when the yay-hoos in Customs cut open the bag to inspect....


they cut the yarn! 3 strands. In the scheme of things, it's really no big deal and I'm definitely going to use this beautiful, soft yarn!

A "friend with connections" read my WANT post and sent me this...
It got here the day after my birthday! What a lovely gift! Thanks so much, Friend! (And yes, Friend and I both think it looks a bit like a birth control pill case!)

I was in the Earth Day Swap 2009 on Ravelry and this is what I got....
A great little fold-up reusable bag, a little packet of face mask, a lovely soap, a CFL bulb, a Cliff bar (eaten before picture), something called Soap Nuts (and yes that made me snigger), and some recycled silk yarn.
Here's a close-up of the yarn...
Heh, heh, Soap Nuts.
Not really sure what I'll do with the yarn. There were no labels so I don't know how much yardage is in each skein. I was thinking I might crochet a square basket for my mom with them.
Loves me some Swappy, Ruth!

3 comments:

Heide said...

What lovely, lovely gifts. I'm glad that you got some of the yarn you so desperately needed. Stupid customs agent. This makes me want to sign up for some swaps. Cheers!

JessaLu said...

Looks like some wonderful gifts!

How horrible that the customs agent did that, wth? That yarn never did anything to them! ;o)

Nell said...

Huh Huh, nuts! Great packages.

The Knit Kit is a BCP case. So funny!!!