Saturday, February 24, 2007

Thank you Hello Nelly!

Yesterday I got a fabulous package from my Knitty SP8, Hello Nelly. It had lots and lots of yummy stuff in it! Here are some photos for you to drool over.
Firstly, when I opened the package sweeties fell out everywhere! Awesome. A car full of sweets, what could be better? Little mini fruity sweets and Hershey's Kisses Peanut Butter flavour. I've said it before and I'll say it again, chocolate + peanut butter = heaven. Now my American Sweetie Jar (full of the spoils of overseas swaps, and one of my favourite posessions!) is full again.

And as for the Kinder Happy Hippos, this is what I thought of them.

There was also a great card (very me) and a cute-but-ugly keyring.

The piece de resistance was a Fleece Artist Thrum Mittens Kit. Basically a big hank of wool, with added fibre to make your own, colour co-ordinated thrum mittens. And what a beautiful colour. Fleece artist call it 'moss', but I'd say more 'gooseberry'. And, it's Blue Faced Leicester. I've never felt this type of wool before, but it is gorgeous. So soft. I've always been in two minds about thrummed mittens, although I did like Sherry's. However, the yarn has a pattern for Thrummed socks, which actually sounds amazing. So I'm going to do that.

Thank you SP, whoever you are. Spot on, gold star for you!!


Batty said...

Yum! I love Happy Hippos! I'll have to bring some back when I go visit my parents.

The thrum mitten kit is wonderful. I love the color, and it's so exciting that it comes with matching fiber. You're going to be so warm!

Anonymous said...

Wow - how toastie would thrumbed socks be??! You'll have to move to Greenland to get regular wear out of them :) Love the colour of the yarn - I'm in a bit of a green and brown mood at the moment.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to hearing about the Thrummed Mittens. I have a book with a Thrummed Mitten pattern, and I thought "WOW, those would be good and warm." You are lucky to have such a thoughtful Secret Pal!

:-) Amanda (gr8aunt)

Annie said...

WOW!! Great package! Love the color of that yarn!!

hello nelly said...

you're very welcome! A new package is already in the works - and you can be sure it will involve chocolate and peanut butter!