Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thank You!!!

I want to start off this post with a huge THANK YOU to my amazing swap partner, Serafina Starfire. She put together an awesome kit for me....

My owl arrived yesterday while I was out and left a few owl pellets behind to let me know he had been there. Since I wasn't home, he had to take my package to the Muggle Post Office for me to pick up later. I can only imagine the chaos this must've caused! Those poor Muggles. Anyway, I put on my best Muggle-ish clothes (I think they call them "jeans"?) and picked up my parcel this morning. Wow. It's incredible.
Here's a picture of the project bag..... sooooooo cool! It's the perfect size and shape, and look, it has the Gryffindor Lion, and on the back, a snitch!!!





And, if the super-cool bag wasn't enough, it was filled with all these goodies! (Wrapped in Gryffindor Red and Gold)



Here's everything unwrapped...



Tons of stuff, hey?
There's so much, where do I start? Well, there's the great project bag that I already showed you, then there's a collection of four sock patterns, Gryffindor Self-Striping sock yarn from Cosmic Fibers (Trapped Bar pattern, I've really been wanting to make that style!!!) Knit Picks circular needle (I love knit picks needles!) A hand-made needle case (very, very, cool, I'll give you a close up in a minute) Beautiful stitch markers (yes, close up picture coming up) Tissues, Hand cream, a Bath Bomb from my all-time favorite shop (Lush), and loads of Candy from Honeydukes, including my personal favorite Fizzing Whizbies! (Mmmmmmm!)

Wanna see that Needle case now?



It's really much more than just a needle case, it has accessories too! Notepad and pen (very, very handy) scissors, a spot for yarn needles (wow, this girl thinks of everything!) and a needle guage/ruler. It's sooo incredibly perfect, I don't know how I ever lived without this!



And here's the close-up of the stitch markers.... aren't they beautiful?



Not only did Serafina spoil me, but she sent along a gift for my house elf too! A cute little knitted owl! So adorable. I got off a quick picture of him before my house elf grabbed him and ran off.






Thank you Serafina!!! You're the best swap partner EVER!!!
You have made this such a positive experience that I think I'll sign up for another year at Hogwarts!

7 comments:

Jenean said...

Too, too cute!! Your package is simply wonderful and I LOVE the bag!

Anonymous said...

Great package Miss CGP! I LOVE that knitting case. Actually I love everything! Lucky Gryff!

Serafina Starfire said...

Poor Muggle post office, indeed! ;)

That picture of your house elf is just too wonderful! I'm so glad she likes it--everyone over here who got to see it wants one too.

I'm really happy that you liked everything. The needlecase was a really interesting project (and wound up being quite different from what I thought it would be--I saw the fabric, fell in love, and then thought, "Now what can I make from this?"). Next time I have a spare moment (after exams, perhaps?) I want to make one for myself.

I'm glad I'll be seeing you around the halls again next year. :D

CentyB said...

What a wonderful Spoiler you have in Serafina. Great bag and kit contents ...And your house elf is a cutie too.

dogyarnfun said...

Great looking kit. My husband loves curlywurlys.

Minerva Kwikspell said...

What a great package!! That bag is great, and I love the needle case too. Can't wait to see how your gorgeous new yarn knits up!! :)

Hugs!
Minee

Cassandra Puddlemere said...

you've got a cute little house elf! What a great package. the bag is great! i like the cute little snitch in the back too. Serafina the fabric is beautious I can see why you fell in love with it!

I love looking at everyone packages. They have all been so great