Wednesday, December 05, 2007

OMG OMG OMG!

Like many other Aussies (or Australian based others!) on Ravelry, I signed up for the Aussie tea cosy swap, a fab idea which allows us to go crazy on stuff and not have ridiculous postage costs which is what often happens with overseas swaps.

And man, oh man, was I ever spoiled by my pal, Fitknit!! I was so excited I got a bit snap-happy, so there are lots of pics in this post (and I didn't even use all of them!!). My pal has been stalking me good and proper!

Let's start:
Everything is packaged inside a clear shoe box! A shoe box! The only thing that could have been better to find inside might have been a pair of Manolos! It was truly the magic pudding of shoeboxes, I felt like the bounty would never end!

And here it all is, arrayed (hopefully) so you can see all the fabulous features:
There was biscuits (mmm white choc and macadamia), a little chocolate pudding, tea, lots of tea - 5 different black teas, and almost best of all, a RED SHOE STITCH MARKER!!And check this out - Red Rose tea! I've never seen rose tea made of actual rosebuds! Wow!And a fab-o tea cosy and matching doily/pot mat - fits the cosy perfectly, look at those cool woven bead thingys and the fab leaf edging on the cosy - and the colour is gorgeous, matches my dinner set perfectly.
And if one tea cosy wasn't enough, there's another tea cosy! Now you see the teapot:Now you don't!And (I know I keep saying "and" - that's just how I felt when opening - "and there's more, and more, and more!") vintage crochet patterns, for edgings and doilies! Check this out - obviously my crochet teacher had this book when she was giving us patterns (I learnt when I was about 15, I went to a night class at tech):And just for completeness, as there's a few more things in the pics which I haven't also raved about (too much raving can be bad for one's health, yes?) my package also included 4 egg cosies (check out this for the funniest picture of these!), a shoe horn which is a woman knitting (!! shoes and knitting!!), fabulous red organza gift bags, including the loveliest beaded one, red silicon mini cupcake moulds, a shoe card, and did I mention a RED SHOE STITCH MARKER!

And, in case you've forgotten, my lovely pal Fitknit also sent me a Knittery voucher for my birthday! With which I purchased this, which arrived on Monday:
(mmmm passionfruit merino cashmere sock yarn...) Thank you thank you thank you Fitknit! You have chosen such perfect, fabulous things, you really have set the bar high!

15 comments:

MadMad said...

That is some haul! Yowsa! What fun! And I love the yarn you picked! Such beautiful colors.

fitknit said...

Manolos...you wish!!!

The spoony thing is a shoe horn, and if you look closely, the lady is knitting. I choose to believe she is making socks. Now, she would be the perfect gift if holding a cup cake in one hand, knitting in the other!

Glad you like your loot.

Bells said...

Oh yes, a very high bar indeed! Wow. that's fantastic stuff. I love the shoe box idea a lot. Very ell done fitknit!

And I love that knittery yarn. I have it too. Yummy!

kim said...

Lucky you! What a great knitpal. Love the Passion Fruit too!

sue said...

Wow truly spoilt with wonderful wonderful goodies. I love the passionfruit sock yarn too, and I am sure I have a skein hiding in my stash somewhere!

TinkingBell said...

How wonderful - what lovely things (I go to the post office every da hoping to find a parcel from my swap pal!!) It's more exciting than Christmas!!

Diana said...

Wow, I am just taken back. What an awesome, generous surprise! I need to join a swap!

Snoozen said...

OMG OMG OMG
I really need to also join a swap, what an amazing way to brighten up someones day. Well it brightened up all our days. I am excited about getting any other mail apart from bills or dentist or other reminders in the letterbox.

amanda j said...

Whoa! That's some kinda swap gifty! Lovely and gorgeous.

kgirl said...

my goodness! what a lotta booty! There is certainly a high bar being set out there with this tea cosy swap, it's fantastic. I am so inspired by how generous virtual strangers can be to one another - quite restores my faith in human nature!

Enjoy your parcel - I'm sure you deserve every last bit of it!

Alwen said...

What gorgeous-ness! I guess it's safe for me to covet that teapot (as usual, denying that I collect them).

Donna Lee said...

Well and truly spoiled! That is a really pretty pad for under the tea pot and the color is gorgeous. Lucky, lucky you.

Suzie Sews said...

wow wee

del said...

WOW! What a great swap partner you had. You got a lot of well-deserved goodies.

Kate (Kiss My Frog) said...

OMG indeed! You made out like a bandit, chick. What a fabbo pal Fitknit is!