Friday, 1 June 2007

Knitters Treat Exchange

I've benn waiting for so long but it finally arrive - my Knitters Treat Exchange package. My Treater was Lucy at Zebraknits and it came by Surface Mail all the way from the US. A big big thank you to Lucy for wrapping everything so well - nothing escaped from the package or got damaged. Here's what I got....


Quilting Arts magazine - hope there'll be some inspiration in here for using up my VERY large stash of fabrics.
Food Magazine which I haven't had time to look at yet but the cover looks good.
Body Shop Coconut Body Butter - now how on earth did Lucy know that I love this stuff - I have two pots of it upstairs. I was also surprised to find out that you could get Body Shop in the US - you learn something new every day.
Body & Bath Works Coconut Bath Gel
and finally - the yarn - Knitpicks Elegance Alpaca Silk in Lilac (their colour name not mine - it's darker than any Lilac bush I ever saw).
Have spent what little free time I've had this week looking up the yarn on Knitpicks' website and seeing what I could make with it. Lucy suggested a scarf but I'm still hoping that Summer will arrive in England soon so I'm very tempted to buy some more yarn and make at least a waistcoat if not a fully fledged jumper. Only problem is Knitpicks don't ship to the UK so I will have to hunt for some on ebay.com or find a compatible yarn in the UK. Someday soon I've promised myself that I'll take a day off from the chores and the tidying......

Thanks again to Lucy - this was her first exchange - Lucy, I've added your Blog to my Feed Reader so I'll be keeping an eye on your quilting and your knitting.


3 comments:

Teaandcakes said...

It arrived! That's great :-)

Jeanne said...

Glad it arrived - looks like a great package! Let me know if you'd like me to send you the Knitpicks yarn....

lucy said...

Finally I get time to check your blog. I am so glad everything got there well despite the delays. I have learned a few lessons with this KTE experience. It was such a joy to treat you although I was a bit nervous if you will like the things. I will be more than glad to get you some yarn from Knitpicks and ship it for you! Let me know.