Monday, July 28, 2008

Today's bounty

I love getting parcels. I especially love when more than one comes on the same day! Although that does mean there likely won't be anymore this week.

I can't believe I managed to take a pic of them all before ripping them open LOL

And only one of them is an actual purchase! The two smaller bags are swapped items - one being a mei tai kindly sent to me by the lovely Donna to try out with Miss F. No pic of that but it's a lovely butterfly print - can't wait to try it out!

And here's a pic of the treasures within....

The pink and the red are Cascade 220 Wool from Yarns Online. The service there is fantastic and I think it's the only place to get Cascade yarns in Australia. Anyway, I can highly recommend buying from there! The pink is for something for me. The red is a secret! shhhh..... The other yarn is some sock yarn I scored in a PIF swap on Nappycino.

And just as I was getting excited about my parcels and about to open them, there was another knock at the door. The delivery guy had found another parcel for me that wasn't on his list! It was like Christmas twice in the space of 10 minutes LOL

No pic of the inside of this one as it's some toys for L and M for Christmas, but as you can see M has claimed the box already. Just have to convince him to give it back to me now so I can hide it! Oh, and if you're wondering what the contents are, it's some toys from this place. I got the wooden toaster set and the wooden fruit. And I can highly recommend purchasing here too - came super-quick in the post and prices are really reasonable in comparison to wooden toys I've seen elsewhere.

As for the July challenge, well I fell off the wagon on the weekend and cast on something new. But then I decided I didn't like it so I ripped it off and cast on something else. Then that was giving me the pip, so I ripped it again and cast on something else. All with the same yarn. Anyway, in the end I'm making a hat for F because it has been bitterly cold here in the mornings and we all have to go out for the school run and she has no woolies to wear :( Not sure what I was thinking though because she seems to dislike hats. But in the spirit of knitting-things-for-my-children-that-they-will-hate-wearing-but-making-them-wear-it-anyway, I am perservering with it. I still haven't seamed the Eyelet Yoke Cardi or finished the Omo Scarf, but I intend to do both by the 31st. Just watch me.

1 comment:

Peta said...

Wow, great haul! I love my parcel man he's like my own Santa that comes throughout the year - he even has the beard, belly and happy smile though I'm sure he's sick of seeing my in my pj's. I'm looking forward to seeing the pics of your finished knits.