Friday, May 15, 2009

Mmmmmm! (yarny pron)

Lookee what Piggy received from the lovely Barb in the Ravelry Malabrigo Swap!

First, check out what happened on its way here:

Busted

Not sure why this particular package was opened...perhaps it was just a victim of random selection. Or, maybe, my conspiracy theorist side wondered, it was the word “book” on the customs declaration form…Canada Border Services does like to search for -- and seize -- “dirty” books. (Wrong kind of pron in this package, guys!)

I’m pretty sure there wasn’t actually a book in there, though…because a) I believe they usually tell you if they’ve seized something; b) there wasn’t a lot of room left in the box; and c) I suspect they didn’t look all that hard, given how neat & tidy it was when I (re)opened it:

Pretty paper, pretty ribbons

Here’s the picture of the whole kit & kaboodle:

The Whole Kit & Kaboodle

Let's break this down...

The notions: five (FIVE!) of the KnitPicks row counters I’ve wanted; some tapestry needles; blocking pins; point protectors and three really cute buttons.

Notions

Totally scrummy Dress Green stuff: orange blossom body butter; green tea face cream; and delicious “lip lush”; oh, and a sample of Lemon Sugar soap. Heavenly!

Dress Green

One of the yummies: Praline Pancake Mix!

Pancakes!

I didn’t get a decent shot of the other edible treats (the light really was crap; but you might be able to spot them in the big shot): a raspberry Lindor (already long-gong!); some candy-coated, chocolate-covered sunflower seeds; and a Vosges Mo’s Bacon Bar (yep, there's real bacon in the chocolate), which I’m sure my mother will enjoy when I visit her this weekend (this Piggy’s a vegetarian, tee hee!).

And, finally, the gorgeous yarn: a skein of Purple Magic Worsted and two (TWO) skeins of Velvet Grapes Sock!!!!!

Mmmmmmmm....

Who's a lucky Piggy, eh? Thank you sooo, sooo much, Barb! I’ve been really spoiled. :-) And thanks to the moderators of the Malabrigo Swap group for all their hard work in making this such an excellent swap!

4 comments:

  1. What an awesome swap package!

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  2. This is an awesome package. Loved how you photographed it and kept us in anticipation! Have fun with all that!

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