Sunday, November 04, 2007

Surprise

I joined an Australian-based tea cosy swap through Ravelry (hence the tea pot post last week). I've had a couple of comments from my (anonymous) tea cosy swap pal - most recently to look out for something in the mail...

On Friday I received a little envelope from The Knittery - just a normal envelope, not big enough to contain yarn which I might have ordered while "sleep-shopping", so clearly that wasn't it.

So I opened it to find this:
A $20 voucher from my swap pal - thanks mystery pal!! How wonderful, and such good timing - I'd had a bad week at work last week and so it arrived at just the right time! Ooooh, now what will I get...more sock yarn? Maybe some 8ply merino/silk for another clapotis? Or some merino/silk laceweight? Decisions decisions....

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you have had a rotter of a week and really happy to bring a little stash enhancement to you. I hope you have a wonderful birthday next week.

From
You Know Who...well,you don't yet LOL!

Bells said...

you have a very nice swap pal RR. A treat like that is so well deserved. Make sure you let us know what you spend it on!

Queen of the froggers said...

Thats a really nice idea, its great to choose something for yourself. I hope this week is better.

Donna Lee said...

Birthday next week? Happy Birthday fellow Scorpio! What a great idea for a swap gift.

kim said...

Sleep shopping - Hah! I do that too. I think I may have ordered some frying pans last week. I'm not sure! Love The Knittery yarn!

amy said...

Oh, it's always nice to have a gift certificate, isn't it? I tend to spend them fifty different ways before deciding. The browsing is at least half the fun. Enjoy!

MadMad said...

Oh, I love good decisions!

Georgie said...

Oooh, lucky duck you! What a nice pick-me-up. Decisions, decisions....

"Sleep-shopping", LOL! I am SO going to use that one when the next parcel...um, make that parcels, arrive this week!

claudine said...

That's a lovely swap pal! I hope things get better this week for you.

sue said...

I am sure that knitters have esp and know when to send parcels on just the right day. Lucky you!

Jejune said...

Oh lovely, nothing much that's better than a gift voucher for a yarny shop!! I hope you enjoy the process of choosing, and well as the final purchase!

Sleep-shopping. LOL :)

michele said...

hope you have a better week this week!

del said...

That's great...you can pick out what you want. Hopefully, that cheers you up.

Em said...

Ah, retail therapy. Is there any better way to lift one's spirits after a shitty week? I hope this week works out better for you, and that you get a lot of fun out of your gift certificate. Yay for "free" yarn!

Kate said...

There is a tea cosy swap and I didn't know about it?!?!? Dammit, that's one I would've signed up for alright. My brain and energy levels have really got to get out limbo; there's cool stuff happening out there!

Snoozen said...

Well work may not have been much fun, but in reality what is more important, knitting, family and friends of course. What a lovely surprise there are certainly some lovely people out there and it must make your swap pal feel good knowing that they have made you smile and feel better.

kgirl said...

what a sweet surprise! And happy birthday for next week, fellow Scorpion - I've got another week to go!