Friday, July 11, 2008

The Owl Has Landed

The most fabulous package arrived from my HSKS 5 swap partner, Penny Willow today. I can't believe all the hard work and thought that she put into the package and all the wonderful goodies that she made and selected for me. I really adore it when people make hand crafted items for the packages. I know how much I like gifting creative efforts and particularly enjoy it when I receive them - partially because I appreciate all the work that goes into them. To know how truly excited I was to open the package - you should know that I waited to eat dinner when arriving home from work until after I had opened and photographed the entire package. Come on people - I'm a constantly eating pregnant lady. Food typically waits for nothing these days.

So without further delay - here are some pics and descriptions of the contents:

Initial Box Contents (look at that bag people -oh my):


The bag: All I can say is WOW!

The Yarn:
Go Crazy (fingering weight) in Ravenclaw goes to the movies from I love this yarn. I bought a Slytherin version for my swapee and didn't want to part with it. It feels fabulous (merino).


Pattern: Snake River Socks by Judy Becker. I'm really interested in trying this one out. It's toe up and I really want to master this technique.

Handmade items:
Can you believe all the stuff she made. An accessories case with an embroidered raven, baby socks (OMG - they are so adorable and so thoughtful), a belt/scarf.


Other goodies:
Circular needles - size 1, 16" and 24" (I really like the Knit Picks needles for socks) and some more baby goodies (scrapbook stuff)!!

Group shot:

Thank you again Penny - Everything is awesome!! Happy Friday everyone....


Cassandra Puddlemere said...

that bag is fantastic! I hope she releases the pattern!

Penelope said...

yay! I'm so glad you like it!

Emma Wigworthy said...

What an amazing kit!! As a fellow Ravenclaw I covet those House goodies. and the bag is utterly awesome (I wnat one of those too!!)

Esmerelda Beanswallow aka Carma said...

THAT BAG! Makes me wish Ravenclaw hadn't kicked me out......

CentyB said...

Wow! You're a lucky Ravenclaw - what a great package you received from my spoilee.
:enviously eyeballs that bag and ponders a spell to "borrow" it: