Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I'm so lucky!

Look what came in the mail for me today, all the way from Sweden!

Well, hello! This is the first thing I saw when I started opening the package.

well, hello!

That turned out to be this, a cereal box...

the box

which contained all these goodies.

what's inside

Theres some lovely, soft Swedish laceweight wool in heathery greens and purples (a combination I love -- does the sofa tell you anything?); some silver heart-shaped tags; wonderful handmade stitch markers I can't wait to start using; yummy Gummi candy; soft gingerbread biscuits to go with my coffee in the morning or tea in the afternoon; and a sweet letter, which much to my surprise promises another package soon.

I don't know what I did to deserve all this, but I'm incredibly grateful. Thank you, kind Swedish lady knitter. You made me very happy today.

My swap-ee has only gotten a short note from me in the post so far, but this week I'll be sending out the first of two packages, with the final set to go out midweek next week if all goes well and I haven't created mud instead of pretty dyed yarn.

I've so enjoyed playing with color and yarn... too bad I'm not better at it yet.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

My package is in the mail as of this Thursday! I sent something I dyed myself, as well as two other items that were dyed by others. Hope the receiver likes the goodies! Jana

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Do you think this is good enough to send???

This is my first attempt at handpainted yarn and I'm unsure about it. Would you be happy to receive this in your Dye-No-Mite package or should I keep it for myself and do some more?


Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Thanks Pippins!

I got a lovely package from my pal last week, but I've been terrible and lazy so I'm posting it late. Sorry! So, to make up for it, I'm posting it here and on my blog.

I couldn't get the damn cats out of the picture. They insisted on a thorough inspection. My pal "Pippins" hand-dyed the Henry's Attic yarn for me and sent me some yummy dark chocolate. I think I almost ate the entire box of Lindt truffles within hours of receiving this lovely package. I'm saving the rest of the dark chocolate for later. Good thing there's no competition for dark chocolate in my house.