Monday, October 31, 2011
This is MY Box
But...I don't feel bad claiming this as MY box of goodies. You saw the box I sent to Canada filled with knits and sweets and other treats. This is what came in the mail for me!
My good friend, Lyndsey, had my name for this swap! We both think this was pretty cool since we know each other outside of the Ravelry world. Although I'm sure Lyndsey felt a bit of pressure to make the box "worth it," I don't think there really was anything to worry about because she did a fantastic job.
*Just a side note - even though I'm claiming this as MY box, I have shared items within with the boys. I'll get to that in a bit.*
Starting with the main element of the swap, here is Elefante. Squishy immediately claimed this as his own and loves that he has two to play with. They get swung by the tails and frequently crash in to one another. Boys. I believe this elephant is knit with Cascade 220 so he'll be very durable and withstand Squishy's rough play. (See, I share!)
horse dishcloth. This is fantastic because I love horses and Lyndsey knows it. Actually, anyone who walked into our home would know it because they're everywhere. I'm glad Mr. Man doesn't mind seeing them every direction he turns...
gorgeous purple and pink sweater (Lyndsey used the Coffee Beans Cardigan pattern and added an elephant motif to the bottom - awesome!) and matching cabled hat in the coziest, softest yarn ever! I had guessed it was made with Knit Picks Comfy Worsted and I was right! I've knit with their yarn enough to know it immediately upon squishing. :) This cardigan and hat are the perfect size and will likely be one of the very first sweaters Lovebug wears. (Did I forget to mention that part? These are for Lovebug...) I really appreciate Lyndsey taking the time to do some additional knitting to include something for our little girl. Didn't she do a wonderful job?
There was a stash of candy and hot cocoa which I am sharing with Mr. Man - including gummies, dark chocolate and Twizzlers. Yum!