I've received!!! This morning! I think I scared the postie... I almost leapt at him with hugs, but decided my springyness had scared him enough
(he's used to me grunting at him, I'm usually getting up at the same time he delivers, but I must have know this morning cause I was up early!)
I've taken LOTS of pics, but the 'duplicate' ones I'll link to to try and save peoples connections if it's needed!
Is it a hat? a placemat?
No! it's a market bag!! I'm trying to ban plastic bags from the flat (aside from the food delivery ones, but they don't count, they're lovely colours so I knit with them!)Next to the box, so you can see how big the base is!
The yarn ball itself: Pinkleo sent natural yarn, and KOOL AID!!! I'm really quite excited, I'm now actually a bit bummed that we've got guests this weekend, I wanna cancel and spend it messing about with kool aid!! (The SO made me promise that I'd let him try and sip before I dunked the wool in it
). Oh, and it meant I HAD to unwrap everything, there's no way I could've dyed the yarn whilst it was still wrapped...
My pattern is for socks, stripy ankle socks, which means I get a new pair of "house socks", I'd be trying to deny to myself that I didn't really like my current pair, but I don't, I might re-gift those now I've got an excuse to make another pair!
Everything together (except the shrinky dink papers)
Non-crafted stuff; from the top left... bracelet kit (pink! yay!) 2 stitching kits (1 picture, which might be used on my new-being-knitted hoodie, and 1 alphabet one), AWESOME notecards with a blue rose on! (1 of my 2 favourite flowers), Kool aid! (OMGOMGOMGOMG!), elephant tape measure (really, so cute), duck fizzy smelly thing (assuming it's a bath bomb thing! made the whole thing smell so good, heh), bamboo circs (MUCH love here, I can get circs, I can get bamboo, for some reason my local shops don't do bamboo circs?!), badge pin set things (aaargh me 'artys), stickers (yay, stationary!!), iron on shiny things (well, shiny!). There's also a pack of shrinky dink paper, yet another thing we struggle to get over here!
Stitch markers, SO CUTE! I LOVE russian dolls
these came at just the right time, I've been using really annoying faux stitch markers one of which is too big/heavy and one too small! I kinda feel like golidlocks....Stitch markers next to the Kool Aid, for size reference
Really pretty arm warmers/gloves! I've been meaning to make some "summer" ones, I love wearing arm warmers but my current ones are 100% wool and quite long, with cables, so are AWESOME in winter, but really too warm for brighter days! And, well, this being the UK, the weather's really changeable, so it's a good idea to have some in my bag!both together
French Press cosy: I've not tried it on yet (I managed to spill coffee all over the place, including on the glass bit, so I'll try it later when I've done the washing up!)
pink quill! I feel I need to write grand letters now
ribbon bookmark; this is another "been meaning to do", but well, it's never quite happened!
Leather Thimble Ring; I'm fascinated by this! I didn't realise until reading the letter that it wasn't just a normal ring, I'll have to experiment on how to wear it! heh
Some of the kits!yaaaaarghstitching stuffLOTS of stuffing that was packed around the ball
, I feel some stuffies coming on...
I'm now off to the supermarket, with my market bag, and I think I'll wear the wrist warmers cause it looks a bit blowy out there!