First, check out what happened on its way here:
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:
Here’s the picture of 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.
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!
One of the yummies: Praline Pancake Mix!
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!!!!!
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!