Now, let me give you details, shall I? First, the goodies. (we'll get to the fantastic yarn in a bit)
There's a card from Kris revealing her identity. There's a box of coffee themed body products (how fun!), a mani-pedi-set, the Interweave Felt magazine, the pattern for the "branching out" scarf from knitty(that I've been looking at but hadn't made yet!) and the Noni Bag pattern (which is my new bag Kris made for me) so I can try my hand at one. There are my favorite Jelly Belly jelly beans, cashews, DARK chocolate raisinettes (yum)and some pumpkin spice tea. Luckily I had dental work Thursday and a sore mouth or I would have eaten everything right away. (still sore---goodies safe) All within the items were silk fall leaves to go with the theme.
As if the goodies weren't enough, the yarn Kris gave me is over the top! I have been looking at the Misti Alpaca lace for a future project, but only online. Now I have some of my own, for real, in a lovely purple plum color. It is so very soft. And the Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool is for me to knit the branching out scarf! The color is actually a good one for me, I love it. I think I am going to cast on for that scarf after I finish the next pattern repeat of my Lotus Blossom Shawl. I need a break, and i adore lace knitting. Next, do you see what I see? Oh my...I have sock yarn! Not just any sock yarn, I have Socks that Rock from the Rockin' Sock Club. The colorway is flower power. Now, some of you might have read on my blog that I don't knit socks, but having this yarn is definitely going to convert me. Kris, YOU rock! Someday in the near future there will be a sock post.
Finally, here is the star of the package. This fabulous Noni bag Kris knitted and felted. She used 4 colors of Manos del Uruguay. And check out the leather handles and the buttons holding them on! They really make the bag. I immediately emptied my Ameribag and changed over to this one. I got lots of compliments from the girls at work who thought I made it, but I proudly told them someone made it for me! Same thing at the LYS yesterday, they all loved it. As do I. Thank you so much Kris, I am so happy with everything. Your generousity and attention to detail is much appreciated.