Monday, 22 October 2007

Chemgrrl, you are such a star...THANK YOU!

First of all though, I will get this out of the way. Maybe the vent worked, thank you, thank you, thank you to whoever in the universe decided that the Post Office should move it's butt and find it. Here it is, the yarn for Tubey:
I chose the colour on spec, but I am really pleased with it. But I have a secret thing on the needles at the mo, so it will have to wait a couple of days.

But more exciting than this, a lot more exciting, we got this today, via the elusive postman:
a huge parcel from Chemgrrl. I put a shout out on Knitty for some Candy Corn for DD; you can't get it here, and as she has seen it on some many programmes on Nick and Disney, she decided she wanted to try it. But as well as Candy Corn, which is actually quite nice, this one contains honey (do they all?) and you can actually taste it.....we also got all of this:
Look at all that goodness: candy corn, flashing candy ring, wrapped parcels, stickers, peeps, cards - wow! Unwrapped, it all looks like this:

candy corn card, candy corn palying cards, pez head, pumpkin socks, and yarn for me......Archie was very interested and came and had a look - all orange together hee heeThe Rumpies were very impressed by the socks, especially Pumpkin. Here she is admiring them.
Then they were tired..... Look at my yarn...very nice, and extremely strokable, I am thinking pumpkin coloured Fetchings:

Here is a photo of a very happy teenager:

I don't why she looks as though she was grimacing - she wasn't, just a crappy photo. The cc has since disappeared to her bedroom, never to be seen again. Here is a photo of it for posterity.

Chemgrrl, what can I say? You are so generous, DD and I are absolutely bowled over, thank you so much. You certainly know a way to a 14 year old heart, and a Knitty's too. Thank you x

Now for something that will shock you. I DO KNIT! Look FOs.

First off, the Pinwheel Blanket. Knitted in Laines du Nord - Dolly Mixture. I got this for £16 for 10 balls at Woolfest in June. It is fabulous yarn, machine-washable merino wool, in such a gorgeous girlie pink. I want to keep this blanket. This has been machine washed, and ironed, and it looks great. Then a couple of petal bibs, these are pink and orange. Once again, washed and ironed.
Here is the 3rd. This is knitted in dishcloth yarn that Knitherapy sent me in a RAK a couple of months ago. It has knitted up beautifully, and now just needs it's ends weaving in.
And finally the Baby Kimono from One Skein by Leigh Radford. I knitted this is cotton, and am not overly happy with it. It is quite bulky and stiff, I know I know what do I expect, it is cotton, so I am not sure that it will be sent with the other goodies. I also used 2 balls of yarn (can't remember why) and although they are the same lot number, can you see the deliberate error? At least it is symmetrical I s'pose.
The baby was due last weekend, but we haven't heard anything yet, so rather than keep phoning and asking how things are going (didn't you hate that!) I am just going to parcel it up and send it out anyway.

I so want to keep that blanket, it would be so snuggly in the winter - sigh!

5 comments:

chemgrrl said...

You're welcome! Yay for happy teenagers. They make the world go 'round. :) I so glad everything got there in one piece! I was fearing breakage.

Cute bibs and blankie!

Zonda said...

Great package! Who knew candy corn was so coveted! :) The Silky wool will make really pretty fetchings too! :)

weezalana said...

What a fab RAK! Glad DD could realize her candy corn dreams! ;)

Lovely job on the FOs! That blankie looks very snuggly!

pinkphish said...

As Ant and Dec would say: You Lucky Pig!
The blanket and bibs look really lovely. I find cotton gets softer the more it's washed.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Wow! What a great Chemgrrl. The kind of candy corn with honey in it is way much better. And look at all your finished objects. And here I came to let you know that the socks for which you sent me some extra Silky Wool are [i]almost[\] done.