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:


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.


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!


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!


  1. What an awesome swap package!

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