This is the package my wonderful secret pal sent me.
It was full of very lovely stuff. There is a lovely keychain of a sweater in progress that instantly found its home with my keys, some samples of wool wash, a pretty green stitch marker, size 0 harmony dpns, a knitting journal, dpn wip tubes, highlighter tape, and the new Harlot book (awesome, by the way). The yarn is some very lovely Dream in Color smooshy and Scout's yarn custom dyed in orange and maroon just for me, ptown hokie. Thank you so much! You are awesome! I love getting your comments and emails!
This odd little mass above became this lovely sweater below:
It is NOT for a child of mine. My two little ones are too big for this. I am not expecting anytime in the foreseeable future. It will be for HokieHubby's cousin's baby, due Christmas Eve. This is Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket. I'm waiting to find out what gender the baby will be so I can buy buttons for it. Mom-to-be feels like baby will be a girl, so I'm hoping that is true. The sweater has a lot of blue in it, but possibly a bit too much purple for a boy. If it is a boy, I will add a blue edge around the neckline and blue buttons.
This is the package I received last month for the A Few of My Favorite Things Swap: an assortment of teas (delicious), chocolates (again, delicious), lavender soap (loving it currently: I think it repels mosquitos), candles, notecards, stitch markers in a box, yarn and needles. Thank you for a lovely package, Shannon!