Beautiful yarn ball, radioactivecrafter!
And speaking of which... I have received from the fabulous GERBOLOCITY!! I think she must be my fairy godmother, because this truly is an incredibly magical yarn ball. Everything is so, so perfect! Gerbilocity, you're an incredibly attentive swap partner - your did so much to tailor this perfectly to my tastes! thank you so, so much.
I can't take pics, but here is the description...In the box there were things TOO LARGE to go in the yarn ball... such as a big bar of dark chocolate, a beautiful bar of vanilla soap made by gerbilocity (my first handmade soap from a craftster! I love soap!) and a big sheet of camping stickers!
The yarn ball was wrapped inside a sweet purple scarf, and pinned in place with a pin full of beaded stitch markers.
Then, the ball was nestled inside a hat which is a donation for my the charity knitting I am doing (thank you!). The hat is a lovely soft forest green.
The yarn itself is a gorgeous purplish colour (same as the scarf!) of Rowan dk so that I can make Grumperina's Odessa hat (beaded, spiral beanie style hat in Magknits). I gave gerbilocity a few patterns as suggestions, but this is the one I really
wanted to make the most. How did she know that was the one I really wanted to make, you ask?? Because she is clairvoyant, that's how! This is clearly evidenced by the rest of the yarn ball's magical contents:
-christmas blend of loose leaf tea
-sweet little earrings made by gerbilocity
-cute little notepad
-another soap! both are vanilla (mmm)
-Burt's Bees waterproof lipbalm AND and Burt's Bees beeswax lipbalm (I love Burt's Bees!)
-a package of beads so that I can make the hat!
-ginger chews (salivating already, these are my faves and hard to find)
-wine charms (great for upcoming Christmas parties!)
-many, many squares of Ghirardelli dark chocolates (not so many left now tho)
-and a cute wee knit pouch sized to hold tea bags, which is so perfect because I travel a lot and hotels rarely provide herbal teas, and now I have a little pouch to carry some around with me!
thank you so much gerbilocity, you really, really spoiled me and this was such a wonderful swap parcel!