Happy Dogs on Thursday, little friday and thankful Thursday! Gretchen, being the queen of charm and graciousness, has already posted thanks to the DoT crew for remembering two special days in Haddon Woods this weekend. Of course, because she really is so sweet, she had to send celebratory wishes to everyone she knows with a special day looming… My departed aunt would be delighted to see that SOMEONE in our household has good manners. Hem. (Maybe they skip a generation?)
Since GG has Dogs on Thursday covered, I can follow her lead and extend my gratitude to Eva, my German spoiler in the Ravelry Stash Sock Club group swap. I’m not sure how Eva knew that I didn’t get to visit my favorite cousin while she lived in Berlin, but honestly, she packed the very things I would have wanted to bring home from such a vacation!
Why yes, you do see a beautiful, velvety, big ol’ ear on the right… Most of the right side is that legendary German chocolate in several forms. There are also some of the Knight’s favorite gummy bears in there – or rather, there were. They disappeared in the night, and if you really need a hint, the fur-girls went to bed when I did.
Yes, you see THREE sock yarns, but I know, you REALLY want the close-up of that Wollmeise!
How ’bout that?! A fur-girl colorway of Wollmeise! I’m just itching to cast on, especially since I’m about to be one WIP shorter; I realized yesterday that I don’t like mystery knit alongs, don’t like what I’ve seen thus far of the sock so far, so… I’m frogging it.
You also have to see the handmade gift Eva included. Isn’t that the most elegant lace you’ve ever seen?! I’m pretty sure Eva made the lace as well as the bag itself. I haven’t decided how I’m going to use it yet, but it’s about the perfect size for a long-lingering needlepoint project I have…
There’s also a heavenly tin of tea in there, and FOUR bottles of floral scents I can’t wait to use. Thank you again Eva, for the most wonderful swap package!
What do you like to bring home as a souvenier from your vacations?