raindrops, that package is gorgeous! we know your foc must be an accomplished knitter, that's for sure. Beautiful work on the tree of gondor! I just got the happy hooker book from DithMer in the crafty stalker swap and I'm a big fan.
In exciting news on my end, I got my package from my "foccer" today, and it's awesome AND perfect for me!!! FOC, my weather has been yucky, so I'm sorry about the pictures not doing justice to your wonderful package. I've been seriously burned-out lately and your thoughtful package made my day! Yay for craftsters!
The goodies are:
-An adorable vegetable knitting needle roll! I LOVE the veggie print to death (I'm food-obsessed, you caught me!) and the olive corduroy that makes up the outside is so snuggly that I could sleep with it at night.
-A pair of beautiful wooden #11 knitting needles.
-A giant stitch holder! Iit's actually JUST what I needed! I only have the little dinky 3" ones and they just AREN'T cutting it! FOC, you're an absolute mind-reader.
-A lovely knitting-themed note. No worries about being late, dear FOCcer, I find myself more and more tardy these days!
-Awesome, sturdy tote bag made with retro fabric that...well...actually reminds me of food too! I love retro geometric prints like that, and it's the perfect size and shape to bring a project out on the town with. Here it is, looking happy and filled with a project already:
-The Knitting Stitch Bible--250 knitting stitches, including intarsia, fair isle, and sequined/beaded knitting. THANK YOU so much for this. Again, it's amazingly JUST what I wanted. I love that it's got a ring-binding to it so it lays flat and that all of the patterns are charted rather than written out (I'm a visual person, so I much prefer reading from charts), and the patterns are SO cute and fun. I really needed a new sourcebook for patterns and inspiration!
Another shot of the whole package:
I'm sorry I've rambled on, but I love everything so much and they were all so well-researched--yay! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU secret FOC, you're the best! I can't wait to find out who you are to thank you! (I have to admit I'm 95% clueless!)
And thanks to hertrigger for organizing, this swap keeps getting better and better. *gets teary-eyed...*