There is something I have been putting off gloating about to you...
The very cool mrspao posted a comment on the trek along site a week or so ago about being unable to get her hands on any Trekking XXL in Great Brittan for the knitalong. Since I was going to be at my LYS that evening anyway, I offered to swap her some Trekking XXL for a locally available yarn of her choice.
She agreed and seemed excited. I was definately excited. She asked if I liked sweets or bathstuff... (of course I do) and I thought...she is going to send me something cool. I had better send her something besides yarn. Since I was under a time constraint, (I wanted to send it out the next day so she could have her Trekking as quickly as possible) I ended up sending her some of my handmade goodies (can't say what til she actually gets the darn package) along with her yarn. I always get really excited when I am waiting for someone to receive a package from me...will it get there fast enough? will she like the color yarn I picked? and the like.
So I sent my package on Thursday June 15. Her hubby mailed her package on Friday June 16. And I am still waiting for my package to make it to her, but...
I got her package just a few short days later!!! The picture shows the excellent loot she sent me. Curious yarns in the colorway heathertop - a VERY beautiful sock yarn I have never heard of before. I love love love the colors. I am going to cast them on as my first 2 socks on 2 circs (or magic loop if I can figure it out) project in the near future. Also some really great goodies. Two types of lotion, that are both really great smelling, and feel good on my dry hands. and two really neat sweets. I have a new best cookie (or biscuit as it says on the package): Jammie Dodgers. They are so good!!! They were not quite eaten in one sitting, but almost. The other sweets were really cool. Strawberries and Cream Bonbons receive a good review - I liked the flavor, and they are different from any candy I have ever tasted.
Anyway, now I am gloating over all the cool stuff I got. (And you didnt.)
Thanks for the cool swap Sam.
I am sorry it is taking so long for my package to get to you.
Happy Knitting and Trekking!