Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Brown paper packages...

Yesterday evening there was the most wonderful surprise waiting for me in the mailbox -- a parcel of goodies from the UK!

Amanda, of Joli House (go check out her blog -- it's choc full of great projects and beautiful pictures) had sent me a lovely gift package:

  • Posh yarn - a silk merino lace weight yarn with a whopping 1200 yards. Isn't it a great colour! And the yarn is soo very soft. I'm thinking I'd like to make a top - maybe spook, or grannie smith, or marianne, or...

  • A great knit mug. Funnily enough, I'd just acquired a similar mug from Starbucks (I'm sure you've seen them around blogland already, right?) and had told Joe that I was going to acquire a whole set. Seems Amanda read my mind and is helping me on my way :)

  • And check out the festive shopping tote. Love it!

  • But most of all, I really like the adorable card -- a picture of Amanda's daughter Lily (who, by the way, is an amazing knitter - her fab projects are also showcased on the Joli house blog). I see a future Kim Hargreaves in the making ;o)
I love receiving gift packages in the mail... it truly is one of my favourite things. Thank you Amanda, this is a really sweet and thoughtful gift :)


amanda said...

So glad you liked it all. You deserve it!

And of course you'll have Spook finished by the time you come over for Christmas and I'll be able to see it!! :D

Daniela said...

WOW! I love that yarn!
You are very lucky to have received that gift!!
And congratulations to Amanda for the right choice!!

tiennie said...

That is a lovely gift! Amanda is very sweet.

Bea said...

Such a lovely gift!

WandaWoman said...

I love that pretty, clear, bright blue. It will be lovely for any of the projects you linked to.
I enjoy receiving mail packages too.

Hope all is well.

StarSpry said...

What a great package! The yarn is beautiful and will look great with any of the patterns you linked to :)

Denise said...

Lucky you, what lovely yarn and does that mug look knitted? Do they sell them like that at Starbucks? I've never seen any!
I have Spook on the needles right now but it's not gonna be picked up any time soon, I gotta ton of other wip's I'm trying to get done first.