I got yelley's package today, and it is every bit as amazing as I knew it would be!
This was waiting for me when I went outside to leave for school today.
Unfortunately, I had to wait until I got back from school to open it - well, that's not true... during the time I sat with my daughter in the van waiting for my hubby to come home and take me to school, I opened three of the little wrapped packages inside... This is what I opened! What a teaser. I couldn't wait to get home from school to open the rest.
Yelley's share-a-craft items! Yay! She filled a cute little pencil case with stitch markers, yarn needles, crochet hooks of all sizes and materials (well, plastic and metal!), a needle threader, and those neat little foldable scissors, and a tape measure! Most of which she decorated with cute little flower stickers. Aww.
Then there's the Yarn Diary she personalized for me (and she included a business card from a yarn store in San Francisco, the back of which allows me to keep track of my needles and hooks - the back of the card, I mean; not the store!), which will help get me organized. THANK YOU!
She also sent The Crochet Answer Book
, which is really awesome, because I have a few crochet books, but they are mostly project books. So this will ABSOLUTELY come in very handy. What a great idea, yelley.
A shot of the little kit all assembled and closed up; it is aptly named "Jeni's Crochet Kit."
The rest of the goods:
A beautiful cotton bag that yelley crocheted - if this is a small item, I must be going CRAZY. This is so gorgeous that when I opened it, my husband said "Wow, you really got shown up." Haha. SO TRUE. It is lovely, yelley. Thank you! I will use it immediately. This picture does it ZERO justice and it is so roomy that it's nearly impossible to get a decent shot of - this is about the fifth picture I attempted of it.
Okay, the next picture does the individual items zero justice, so I took action shots too.
The turquoise/olive things are what they look like - crocheted slippers, which I am currently wearing (and have been since I opened them!), and they fit perfectly!
The other item is Quant, from the Winter 2007 Knitty (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter07/PATTquant.html
)- I don't know if yelley looked through my post history, or what, but I had been admiring someone else's on the knitting board. Wow. No picture I could take would even come close to the beauty of this. It's so pretty, and she did SUCH a nice job on it. I don't have an action shot of me, but I held it up around my daughter's head so you could see the color a teeny bit better (not much!)... it's made with Noro Silk Garden, which is a beautiful yarn that I have about 4 skeins of just sitting around waiting for a good pattern... this might be one I will have to tackle at some point!
Beware - shirtless baby ahead! It was right before PJ time.
What a cutie pie!
These are some adorable chopsticks and a chopstick holder yelley got in Japantown in SF. I LOVE these! They have very cute little monkeys on them, and the case says "I like to read the fantasy story," which is great because I TOO LIKE TO READ THE FANTASY STORY!
And last but certainly not least, we have a photo of a "Newborn Impressions Kit" - you know, the plaster cast kits for your child's hands or feet (which, by the way, I did NOT have already, yelley!) - I will use this tomorrow on Riley before she gets too big (sniffle)...and a package of adorable little moon and star mosaic tiles. I've been wanting to try mosaics for a long time but never had the courage. I will now make something really pretty with these. Maybe something for Riley's room. Or maybe I shall make a border on the plaster piece with them. Who knows! But I promise to put them to good use and show yelley the finished result.
Thank you, yelley, for a wonderful package! My husband was so excited to see what I got that he postponed going to bed (he gets up at 4:30 AM for work) to watch me open everything, and commented very positively on everything you sent! It is all so awesome; I could not ask for a better swap partner! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
I love it all! <3 You clearly put a lot of work and love into the package, and you're wonderful. I want to give you a hug. Awww.
EDIT: By the way, this is why she didn't send any yarn in her share-a-craft kit:
Yeah, I have way too much yarn. Those drawers are STUFFED full.