Friday, February 05, 2010

Long overdue

Belated thanks are owed to Random Knits. We did a swap at the end of last year and with everything that has happened since I hadn't managed to say Thank You.

The lovely Donna had a skein of Wollmeise that she wasn't particularly attached to and I've always wanted to try it and adored the colour:

Wollmeise, Knitabulous sock yarns & a project bag!
Wollmeise, Knitabulous sock yarns & a project bag!

I'll let the pictures do the talking:

Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin Ruby Thursday
Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin in Ruby Thursday

Knitabulous Ultimate Sock in New Jeans

The composition is 60% Wool, 20% Silk and 20% Bamboo which sounds as if it'll be lovely to use as well as wear.

I also love the project bag as it's got a firm base so stands up with a drawstring but didn't realise Donna had made it herself until I spotted the little 'Random Knits' tag.

Also included were a packet of Tam Tams, an Australian music magazine for DD and a black skull shaped rubber which went straight into her pencil case. DD came back from Australia last summer with a packet of Tam Tams and we all love them so they didn't last very long.

I sent enough Drops Kid-Silk for a decent sized shawl, an English magazine for her daughter which featured loads of Twilight information and a poster and some very nice chocolate. The chocolate nearly didn't make it as it had been 'found' by somebody but I managed to save it.

Thank you so much, I really enjoyed the swap & loved shopping for you!

And just because I couldn't resist here's another pic:

knitting yarn
Wollmeise & Knitabulous sock yarns


sue said...

What wonderful gifts Donna sent to you. I have the very same bag that I bought off her this year too in the same fabric! I love it as it is just perfect for those projects that are just that much bigger. Ailsa's yarns are just absolutely gorgeous and I love your Woollemeise yarn too, very pretty red. I cannot wait to see what you knit up.

Donna (Random Knits) said...

It was a fabulous swap, and you've reminded me that I haven't blogged it either!!

Donna M said...

Drop dead gorgeous yarn! I would say that you made out ok on that trade!

Daisy said...

Looks like a great swap. How are things going with you now?