Imagine my surprise when I saw a big box:
And it was addressed to me!
I was caught totally flat footed, but decided to open it and see what was within.
On top was a back issue of Vogue Knitting that I didn't have yet. And under that.... well take a look!
And the box seemed like Fibber McGee's closet of Mayhem... only pretty and yarn-like! The more things that came out of the box, the more I found in it. I suspect some kind of Non-Euclidean Geometry went into packing this box because it contained so much pure awesome it should have taken 2 boxes!
So, first let me show you how the yarn-y (and related) goodness ended up tumbling out:
|I did take a shot of each yarn individually, but loved the composite shot best.|
Vogue Knitting Winter 2004/2005, VK Spring/Summer 2006, and VK Fall 2004.
Blue Heron Yarns Rayon/Metallic (500 yds) in Sunrise, Jasmine 100% Silk (!!) color 7025, 8 oz of gorgeous Cream cotton/rayon from Robin and Russ Handweavers, a beautiful blue/purple wool/acrylic/polyamide by Niagara, a pretty spring pastel by Crystal Palace Yarns (Musique, acrylic/wool/cotton), and a fun beachy-Summery ball of Poppy by Tahki Yarns.
In the very front is a flat of Vanilla block pillar candles (one of which I have lit as I type).
I am filled with awe, gratitude and glee. This is like getting a box of pure fun, and I'm just fondling these and day-dreaming. But I have to admit, you haven't seen everything yet. I haven't shown you what was hiding in the pink paper under the card.
|This picture isn't as clear as I would wish, the hat has a really sweetly purl'd heart shape. They are gorgeous and I actually cried happy tears when I opened the package. <3|
I love them.
As a matter of fact, I love them so much, the first thing I did was... well, this:
|yep, I still photograph badly ;-)|
And then my husband caught me chortling around the house and captured this:
|He actually caught me running around the downstairs and booty-dancing about in them.|
I might be typing this out while ninja-ing. The scarf/cowl is a long loop with no detectable seaming. It's awesome as a long loopy cowl, and it loops perfectly 2 times around my neck. Suddenly, I'm really stoked that we're getting freezing rain!
The person who sent this to me is just amazing. They have a special eye for the world around them, and use their knitting powers for good on a regular basis. I am very grateful to the Internet for introducing us, and am honored to have such a 'knit buddy.' I don't know if they wish to be identified, but if they don't mind I will update with a more direct thank you to this post.
And, really? Thank you. So very, very much.
This made my month!