Saturday, March 04, 2006

More SP goodies!

This weather is mad. Yesterday was lovely and sunny (if rather cold) and I admired the hordes of snowdrops emerging on the lawn and thought I'd take a photo of them this weekend. Then I went next door to eat my tea, and by the time I came back out again:

Hmm. Don't think we'll be seeing snow drop pics for a while then. Although it has nearly all melted.

And this came in the post:

From my SP in Sweden! Sooty decided he was going to help me open it, after he saw the pussy cat card inside. The cat is a siamese. Which do you think is more handsome? (and see what I mean about the sunshine?!)


Inside were two beautifully wrapped parcels...

One of which contained lots of yummy chocolate and sweets. According to my SP this is the type of candy all Swedes had when they were little. It looks yum. I think there are some chocolates like rolos in there, and pastilles (fruit?) but I'm going to have fun trying all of these (yes, OK, I have already started!)

And, finally, the bit you've all (but evidently not Sooty) been waiting for: YARN!

6 balls of 100% Alpaca in some gorgeous colours. It's SO soft and strokeable. I can't decide what to make - there are some lovely patterns on here but I quite fancy a very soft, cuddly and warm hot water bottle cover or maybe a nice squishy cushion cover or alpaca bedsocks. Oooh, anyway I think I might just sit and stroke it whilst I have a think... Maybe that's why Sooty's ignoring the yarn, he's jealous that he's not being stroked too?!

THANK YOU SP!! WHAT A LOVELY LOVELY PARCEL :-) :-)

12 comments:

blueadt said...

Oh how lovely - I'm jealous!

Anne said...

Me too - jealous of both snow (I have a 4 year-old and a 2 year-old - we need snow!) and the parcel - alpaca... yummmmmm....

KnitYoga said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm - alpaca!!!!!!

jacqueline said...

oh wow! what a great SP you've got. i'm very envious. it's reputed that the drops alpaca is divine

Marie said...

Drops alpaca is a Garnstudio yarn, and they offer a zillion free patterns (in English too I think)for their yarns at their website www.garnstudio.com.

Nic said...

We have/had snow too!! about blooming time, thats what I say. Building us up for great things and thn at last it comes. Pah. I don't know!
Th sp stuff is ace! Maybe I should join in next time. I'm always put off by a lack of cash but its a great way to discover things from diffrent countries as well as spoil someone else.
Nic
x

Andi said...

Very nice! Just another SP7 passing through.... have a nice day!

Mary Anne said...

Lovely goodies! Sooty is a gorgeous kitty and makes your photos look even nicer.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful helper Sooty is! I hope you'll enjoy both yarn and candy!

Love,

SP7 - AKC

Seahorse said...

What a lovely parcel! The Alpaca looks as tasty as the candies!

jess said...

fab SP presents....

Annarella said...

Mmmmmmm, such beautiful beautiful yarn, you're sooo lucky! :)