I received my UK Swap Parcel on Saturday, and what a wonderful package it was.
This was a person who really thought carefully about the contents, the yarn, the treats, everything. She said in her note
“I decided to make the parcel a bit of a luxury for you as it seems you spend a lot of time doing things for other people”.
And that it was:
The items came from all over the world, Clare, for a start is an Aussie originally. I had German orange flavoured bubble bath, French biscuits, Italian sweets (I still have no idea what the packaging means, and if anyone would like to tell me, feel free!) which are a bit like the Parma Violets you get here.
A beautiful pair of hand warmers knitted in Rowan “Calmer”, so soft and came in nicely with the storms we’re having here at the moment.
And, oh, the yarns…
100g of Artesano 100% alpaca in the most wonderful colour green. I can’t wait to knit this one up and I don’t care how much it hurts! Not that I feel any less about the other.
100g of Natural Dye Studios alpaca/silk sock yarn in a beautiful blue (I’ve actually been eying this one up for a while).
And last but certainly not least, a CD of music from Australia and New Zealand, it’s fantastic, I particularly like “The Cat Empire” and will definitely be looking them up on iTunes.
Such a wonderfully thoughtful, interesting, amazing package (you can stop worrying now Clare) and I can’t thank you enough, consider yourself hugged and kissed (if that’s ok with you!) Clare.
Go check out her blog!
I can only hope that the package I have sent is received in the same way (I hope so Heather!)
Talking of Australian musicians, I had another lovely treat this weekend, J surprised me with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds new album: