Thursday, September 21, 2006

Look who it is!

It's Henry the Navigator!

You can imagine my excitement when the postman delivered a huge box this morning which was, at a glance, revealed to have come all the way from the US, from the lovely Teyani of The Intrepid Fibrewizard. I was a bit baffled by the size of it, as I had imagined the Yarn Abroad box to be a bit smaller, but that mystery was soon explained when I opened the parcel.

Inside it was this:

Isn't that adorable? The cute not-so-little bear was nestling next to the Henry the Navigator box. I think I shall call him Henry - it seems only appropriate! :-) Henry the bear, a little yarn label revealed, is knitted from Blue Sky Cotton, which is lovely and soft - I can completely understand now why everyone goes on about what a great yarn this is. Bean's first knitted soft toy, so cute!

Next was the yarn abroad box itself:

This is what I found inside:

And unwrapped:

There is some yummy Lorna's Laces in a beautiful and unusual colour combination of green, blue, and yellow - I love it! Further, there is a Fibre Trends sock pattern for 'Peak Experience Socks', which looks perfect for variegated and self-striping yarns, and a pattern for a baby sweater with cables, which I am looking forward to knitting. Then there was a cute little purse made from a baby's sock, with some coins in it. What is the meaning of those Teyani? There was also a little yarn needle and a wooden button, which looks very pretty, but again, I'm not totally sure what it is... Teyani?

Further, there were two postcards from Washington and from Seattle (it looks beautiful), a great fridge magnet which says 'Chocolate is proof that God wants us to be happy' - I obviously agree fully - and finally two delicious chocolate bars, which I am afraid to say are already gone. D found them about 5 minutes after I had opened the parcel and while I was still fondling the yarn and Henry the bear, he had already opened the Lemon fudge bar and had eaten half of it. This immediately prompted me to waddle over there and push the other half of the bar into my mouth before he could eat it... I get very ungenerous and territorial about my food nowadays - I blame it on late pregnancy (This is also my excuse for usually eating more than D now). ;-) The other bar of mint chocolate followed shortly after. Delicious!

What a fabulous parcel - Teyani, I can't thank you enough. And that you even knitted a bear for the bean really touched me. Thank you!!


  1. Oh I love everything in your package but that sock purse was the cutest ever.

    I totally agree on the chocolate phrase but hubby would agree with Ben Franklin that (to paraphrase I am sure) "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy"

  2. You are most welcome! Glad that you liked "Henry the Bear" - Somewhere on his ribbon around the neck, there is a small stitch marker that says 'baby' ..
    the coins... my family always believed that if you give someone a wallet (of any type) that you also needed to put money in it for good luck. thus a coin of each denomination in your little coin purse. It's supposed to bring you more money ! :-)
    And finally the small wooden thing.. it is a handmade magnetic needle holder. (there was a tapestry needle stuck to it when I sent it, yet it must have fallen off..).A friend of ours makes them. It will hold your needles and also pins when you sew or knit, and they won't get lost. there is a magnet inside on the part where the wooden dot is, that grabs onto the metal pins/needles.
    I had fun putting together your box- so glad that you enjoyed it.

  3. Wow, what a fab box of things! And Henry Bear looks so cute and cuddly1

  4. Anonymous6:56 pm

    What a great box! I love that LL colorway!

  5. Anonymous10:08 pm

    Spare moment so checking up on you.

    Having bean agree's with you ! radiant is what you are !

    Not long to go now, hang in there mommy !


  6. Anonymous12:42 am

    8 days and counting....great parcel! Naughty D should know better than to take food out of a preggie chicks way....

  7. What a great box of treats! I remember seeing Teyani mention the bear on her blog but never thought it might be for a Yarn Aboarder -- she certainly is full of surprises!

  8. What a lovely package. I think I need a Henry the Bear...for me!! Congratulations on the soon to be born "bean"

  9. Anonymous4:00 pm

    What a terrific haul! And the bear is absoluetely precious.

  10. What a fantastic package - especially Henry. Bean's going to love him ;)

  11. Hey--how are you doing? How's the Bean? Hope you guys are okie-dokie!

  12. Anonymous4:43 pm

    Iris! Henry the Box is already here! Thank you so much, it is the best! I love Henry the Bear - Teyani is so very very cool.

  13. Anonymous9:34 am

    What a great package. A lovely bear as well. Good for you for standing up for your pregnant rights to all the chocolate you want!

  14. What a great package!

  15. Great package! The LL colourway looks so cheerful. I know the tradition with the coin in the wallet as well. Lucky you, now you will never lack money ;-)