German Vacation

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Both frocks worn by Gretchen in today's posts were gifties from gMarie

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?)

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Haddon Wood's customs inspector at work

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!

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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!

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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.

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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?

17 comments on “German Vacation

  1. Marjie says:

    That bag is really pretty, and you did receive a treasure trove! It was very nice of the girls to assist you in your inspection. But they are such well mannered little folk that I would expect nothing less.

  2. gMarie says:

    Love that you have an official customers inspector. I’m glad she didn’t confiscate the chocolate! Gretchen’s wee polo looks a bit big on her. Dainty little thing.

    I love that bag with the bobbin lace on it. Stunning work. Something I would love to know how to do. I can’t wait to see what the Woll becomes – the colorway is stunning. g

  3. Sue says:

    If I ever misplace a box of cookies I’ll send for MIss Sissy to help me locate them. Her nose goes directly to the cookies every time.

  4. Pooch says:

    Lovely assortment of gifts! You’ll enjoy every last one, I’m sure!

    🙂

  5. Blond Duck says:

    I’m doing a story on fiber artists for work. Its really interesting what ya’ll create!

  6. Nichole says:

    Again – LOVELY package!!! Beautiful stuff… that bag is gorgeous!

    I always try to bring yarn home if I can find something local or different… unfortunately this vacation never left time for Mom-Sue and I to head to a yarn shop though! 😦

  7. Kristin says:

    She MADE that lace? Wow!

  8. what a wonderful package!!!! I am so happy for you!

  9. Wunderbar! That Wollemeise is to DIE for! Tell me more about the tea….and I see those lovely German gingerbread cookies in there…so good. I bought myself some (miniatures) from Cost Plus on Saturday.

  10. Kathy says:

    A beautiful package just for you :D. The bag is just gorgeous. Can’t wait to see what you cast on.

  11. Barbara says:

    That is some gift package! Wow. And I love the colors in that wool. What are you going to make?

    I also commented on your last post….don’t want to miss out on such a neat giveaway!

  12. Amy says:

    One day, I’ll finally break down and get a skein of Wollmeise. That really is some pretty yarn!

  13. Anita says:

    Here I am! Late again trying to get caught up, sigh…

    What do you mean?? Sissy has manners, she is showing great appreciation for the wonderful package! 😛
    And that is one awesome package!! That Wollmeise is gorgeous & the bag is truly lovely. 🙂

  14. Perfect colourway… and Wollmeise! I’m jealous!

  15. Bubblesknits says:

    That Wollmeise colorway is perfect for you. 😀 That’s one amazing package.

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