Thursday, January 19, 2006

Look what arrived today...

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! :-)


  1. Woohoo! Again, so glad the parcel found its way out of whatever black hole it fell into while crossing the Atlantic. And I'm still coveting that sock yarn!

  2. wonderful goodies!! You lucky duck!

  3. oh yum! lucky duck indeed! look at all those goodies.

    happy weekend, iris!