it finally arrived!!! a great package from my FCS2 pal, polly from across the pond!!
first and foremost, my absolute favorite, fruit pastilles!!! the minute i opened the package, i devoured a tube of them. i cannot resist these things, they are THE best. then my favorite of all chocolates....cote d'or!! seriously, ever since i have been to belgium, i cannot accept any other grocery store brand. in fact, gaetan brings back literally 50 bars every time he goes over there. that and leonidas. yes, they are available here, but hello....it's just not the same. but i digress....there's more to the swag!!
a package of douwe egberts coffee (the brand of my senseo pods), a pair of knitting needles that her mom "made" that have a great sparkly top, some of annie's (i am not sure who annie is) homespun sock yarn - i guess now i have no excuse not to start on my first pair of socks - in a great lime-y green with a hint of yellow poking through the background, 2 hanks of a great rowanspun tweed in rich cranberry color with speckles of purple and red running through, and 2 skeins of rowan's "felted tweed" in a great pine green with flecks of silver, steel blue and rust. absolutely gorgeous, i am going to have to look for more of this stuff, so i can make a nice sweater out of it.
what boggles me, is how polly knew that i have been eyeing the tweeds at my LYS lately but haven't been able to decide on what to get and what to make with it? sometimes it just takes that little push from someone to help get you off the edge. thanks again polly!!!