I received the nicest package from Ruth in the Sockamaniac Surprise Sock Swap. She sent me a "sock potpourri" package of sock knitting goodies. She mailed it on Monday April 14 and the post man delivered it to me Friday April 18. Here is a photo of all of it minus the patterns.
Now what is all those lovely items? In the back of the above photo is the cutest sock book ever. This is the page that it opened onto when I started to look through it. How coincidental was that. Very appapro if you ask me especially if you have read the previous post about holes in socks.
Here is the yarns I received in this swap. Two yarns I don't have. This first one is Schaefer yarn in the colorway "Bugs". This other yarn by Sisik which is a sport weight yarn.
In addition, to the little book about socks I also received two sock patterns that each would be good for the Schaefer yarn Ruth sent and a lovely note.
Being Ruth's theme is "sock potpourri" I also received a sheep tape measure, a notepad to keep track of my knitting and a moth-chaser sachet which smells lovely. It says it is formulated with natural herbs to help keep moths and vermin away from your wool for spinning and woolen (or other animal fiber) knitted goods. It contains lavender, pine and wormwood. No wonder it smells so good. Other goodies in the box included a cat that is a ring holder, a little bag and a finger puppet for Solara. Even the "princess" wasn't forgotten in this swap. I even received two lovely candles to enhance the knitting atmosphere around me. One is Cardamon and Fig and it is the one in the holder and the second one is Paper White which I could smell through the tissue paper it was wrapped it.
Now who wouldn't want to receive such a lovely swap package? Thank-you Ruth. I love it all.
When I went to retrieve my mail from my mail box in my apartment I discovered two puffies stuffed in there. They were both belated birthday gifts from the penpal group I belong to (as part of the birthday club). Yes they were mailed late but there is not a lot pressure in this group to always get things out exactly on your birthday. Here are the treats I found in them.