Sunday, October 15, 2006

Thank you secret pal!

Look what I received today from my terrific pal in the Punk Rock Gift Exchange! The yarn is the perfect colors for me. Purples and reds with tinges of brown and mauve. So pretty, my crappy camera really isn't doing it justice. I didnt' find a tag with any details but the yarn is very soft, I'm thinking it might be merino or have some silk blended in maybe? And it looks like it would be a good weight for socks, but really the colors are so pretty, I'm thinking if I knit it up as another lace scarf that could also be very nice. Along with the yarn was a pretty card with a sweet note saying hi! Some great Australia postcards to add to my postcard collection (it's a collection at this point, it really is, I've finally admitted that and I love it. I love the idea of a postcard collection, but I digress...) A big ol' bar of Cadbury milk chocolate which is coming into work with me tomorrow to aid me in my Monday survival-such a necessary comfort, thank you, thank you. Also there is some wonderful Madura tea and Quince Paste. I really like these two items especially because I love trying new things and these come from where you are and I would never, never come across them in my daily life here. And of course how sweet my pal also sent the purple fish toy for Allister which he's dragged up and down the stairs like 3 times already! And did you notice everything was color-coordinated with the purple too? Even the box it came in is blue and purple striped. How thoughtful! Thanks again secret pal!

On another note- I just got home today from a 5 day trip to Orlando to visit my sister and do some Disney stuff:) I know I never even mentioned I was going away (bad blogger bad!) But there will be a follow-up post since there's some kind of interesting stuff to share. Later in the week-first I'm going to try to dig out from the pile of laundry I brought back with me and have a cup of this lovely tea...

6 comments:

Karin said...

Cool package, and lucky you having gone on vacation!

Anonymous said...

Ah! How bad of me! Imeant ot stick a note in to tell you about he yarn, it ocmes form a wonderful site here called the Knittery.

Pure Merino 4ply suitable for socks! Or lace. It ocmes form their hand painted yarns collection.

I'm glad the Fish has found a new friend who loves him! And wants to take him on a tour of the house.

rachel said...

Yeah! PRGE is so much fun!!!

Tracy said...

What exactly is quince paste? I'm so intrigued. What a great box of goodies you got!

Dorothy said...

Looks like a great package.

Orlando. Warmth, fun and sun. Lucky you.

Dipsy D. said...

Wow, what a great package you received - sometimes you just gonna love the mailman, no? I'm looking forward to seeing what you're going to make out of the yarn! Happy Knitting!