Thank you so much BlondieKate! I'm going to see if I can hold off unwrapping it right away so I can knit from it... but I'm not sure if I can wait!
Well, I caved (gee, that didn't take long!). This morning I unwrapped my lovely yarn ball and was just overwhelmed with all the lovely, lovely things inside! Thank you so much, Blondiekate! I am just so overwhelmed - you completely spoiled me!
Nestled in the yarn ball were:
- two fat quarters in fun, cheery colours
- tons of sewing machine bobbins which is just amazing since I didn't have enough (and they are all filled with different threads! that match the fat quarters!)
- dark chocolate sticks, some of which were eaten as part of my weekend breakfast of champions
- two pairs of cute dangly earrings
-the greatest set of stitch markers, some have knitting charms on them!
-a teeny box of mints with a quilting lady on the top
-a sweet little emergency sewing kit made by BlondieKate
-a really great pin with a gorgeous glass pendant on it
-felt soap that has scented my whole place so nicely
-a pincushion I can wear on my wrist! yay!
- some celtic-y silvery buttons that I love
-some more yarn in the middle!
-and a 2.5" quilter's ruler that I will definitley use a lot!
And I'm just going to say again that BlondieKate does a wonderful job of yarn dying... the yarn is so beautiful, I love the soft purple and blue shades. My scarf will be so pretty!
Thank you so much again, BlondieKate! I am chewing my nails now hoping that you like what I sent you, since you REALLY spoiled me! You are a fabulous partner.
Yay!! I was a beast, so I don't blame you for unwrapping!
Because my camera doesn't seem to do purples well, this may come out a little more blue than what the yarn really does look like:
A few notes:
The dark chocolate sticks looked to my other half like knitting needles. Too cute to pass up!
If you decide that the pendant on the pin would be better on a necklace, the pin unscrews.
The felted soap was my first attempt. Be gentle!
The "blank" yarn is Lionbrand Fisherman's wool, which is what I often use to dye with. Included about 75 yards so you could try dying yourself!
And the quilter's ruler is easy to add to a carabeaner (sp?) for use as a keychain. Both the other half and my mother do that. Good to have a little ruler with you at all times!
I had fun with this! Thanks so much, Bloo!