Thursday, 9 February 2012

Lucky Me :)

Last night I got home (shivering, man it was cold!) to find a parcel waiting for me. A swap package had arrived, and you know how I enjoy swaps!

This swap was based on the theme "head, shoulders, fingers, toes" and the aim was to make something for your recipient from stash yarn in one of the theme categories and include a warming soup recipe. I sent my swappee the cowl made from Manos Silk Blend yarn that featured in a previous WIP Wednesday post (I forgot to get a proper photo of it before I sent it off though, d'oh!)

The person sending to me (not the same person I sent to) sent me all sorts of wonderful things.

The postcard indicated that the lovely Karen who sent me the parcel is from New Zealand. And the white envelope at the top of the picture contained this lovely desk calendar (that is making me want to go to NZ right now!)

The purple parcel contained my swap gift, from the shoulders category... A beautiful scarf:

Made with New Zealand yarn, in one of my favourite colours *smiles* I tried to get a good picture of me wearing it (which I am doing right now!) but the colour is much truer in the picture above.

But the sweetest thing in my parcel is the gold package and a second white envelope. Karen noted that she'd seen from my profile my birthday is in a couple of weeks, so she sent me a special extra parcel as a birthday gift. How lovely is that?!

Of course I now have the agonising wait until I open it (if I manage to wait of course *laughs*)

ps, there's still time to enter my giveaway ;)


  1. They look lovely (even with the blue/green confusion again!). My friends in NZ have been posting summer pictures lately and making me very jealous :)

    We'll be checking to see that you leave the gold parcel unwrapped *stern look* ;D Patience is never my strong point either, but if the scarf is anything to go by, it'll be worth the wait!

  2. THat scarf is so pretty! Sounds like your swap partner is pretty awesome. New Zealand is definitely on my list of places to visit someday.

  3. The scarf is awesome.And you have a very nice swap partner :)

  4. You were totally spoiled! The scarf is gorgeous!

  5. That scarf is so pretty! I love the colour and pattern.

  6. How sweet is that?!!
    The scarf looks just lovely on you!

  7. That's why I love getting packages in the mail! What a beautiful scarf. Good luck being patient 'til your birthday!

  8. Oooohhh, lovely, lovely scarf!

  9. What a great scarf! I love getting awesome swap packages.

  10. What a lovely blog! I can highly recommend visiting New Zealand (having grown up there myself!). The scenery is spectacular, the cafe's delicious and the yarn - scrumptious!!! You lucky thing. I must get myself into some swaps - sounds like great fun!

  11. of course there is more than one cafe!


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