Well, yesterday, really...
It's the long-lost parcel from my lovely Secret Pal Round 6 who I can now reveal as Melissa. I've already added her blog la la la to my sidebar. She is a very interesting lady with many talents, who knits, spins, and crafts, and who goes to Arts School, and she's been a fantastic Secret Pal to me over the past few months. Thank you Melissa, you've been great! :-)
The parcel took a whole month to arrive and I think we'd both almost given up on it. The Post Office must have been seriously over-worked around in December for it to take this long! I picked it up last night on my way to a knitter's meeting and I could hardly wait to open it when I got home. Here is what it looked like when I got the box open:
It smelled deliciously of lavender, which was the first thing I noticed after I had recovered from my initial high of seeing 2 skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd's Sock in the box. This is my first ever Lorna's Laces!!
After I opened the rest of the presents the source of the smell became clear - it's a bar of lovely Mountainside natural handmade lavender soap. Lavender is actually one of my favourite plants and I have several varieties in my garden. Here is a picture of the rest of the parcel unwrapped, and you can see the bar of soap tucked in front of one of the bottles and next to the Kool-Aid:
Isn't that an amazing parcel? There is a beautiful skein of Manos yarn, and some cute little stitch markers, not to mention the yummy body lotion and the ton of Kool-Aid! And then the fibre, the fibre... More of the burnt-orange Corriedale, so I will be able to spin some more of my 'Juicy' yarn - maybe it will become a cosy sweater... And two bags of fibre from Copper Moose - a silk and wool blend and some merino. The colours are so beautiful.
Thank you so much Melissa, your parcel made my day. You are an absolute star! :-)