I got home yesterday to find this intriguing parcel waiting for me:
Hmmm... As I hadn't ordered a teapot I was very curious *laughs* The label on top indicated that it had come from Germany, which gave me a bit of a clue. You see, I don't know anyone in Germany, but I had signed up to a Ravelry swap, with participants from across the world.
Open opening the package, my guess was proved correct!
You see, the parameters of the swap are:
- A skein of yarn
- Your favourite cake recipe
- A handmade item
- Various other goodies, on a Summertime theme.
My swap partner sent a fab parcel, with this amazing sock yarn.
It's called DrachenWolle - check out the awesome dragon on the label (I didn't get it in shot, but the steam from the dragon's nostrils forms the shape of a sheep)!
The colours are so summery, they remind me of pansies... See:
So, very happy with the yarn choice, but that's not all that was in my package. I also had this lovely handmade market bag. It is actually bright red, but my camera doesn't pick that up properly.
Plus, all these goodies:
Body gloss, lip balm, some sweet treats, a heart shaped stone, a necklace, a floating candle (in the shape of a flip flop!) and cute flip flop shaped stitch markers *grins* How cool.
My swap sender was quick off the mark, deadline for posting out isn't for a good few weeks - I'd better get on with mailing mine out now!
I'm really loving the fun of shopping for a swap, and finding exciting parcels waiting for me at home, so I've signed up to another one *grins*