I've had some lovely things drop through my letterbox just lately so I thought I'd share some of them with you.
I was a little confused when a large envelope addressed to me was delivered last week, I wasn't expecting anything at that time so I wondered what it could be. Julie from Julie's Stitchyknitter Journal had been on holiday to Norfolk and, knowing we'd recently booked a holiday there, had picked up some information whilst she was out and about to send to me. What a kind thing to do, especially as she hasn't been very well just lately, yet she was still thinking about me. Thank you, Julie, we're still reading through it but we're making lots of notes for when we visit Norfolk ourselves. I'm always so blown away by the kindness and generosity of people in the blogging community.
The next parcel was delivered earlier this week, two scrummy skeins from Giddy Yarns. Helen has only recently opened her Etsy shop, in fact, I was her very first customer. I know Helen from her Giddy Knits podcast and this is where I saw her showing the colourways she was going to have on sale. I could have actually gone mad, there were quite a few which appealed to me, but I settled on Roadkill Peppa, a variegated/graduated pink colourway with dark brown and red speckles, so named by Helen after she had thoughts of Peppa Pig getting run over after watching far too many episodes with her children. I missed out on Peppa Pig myself, my two were born just a little too early, but I know how fed up you get with watching the same thing with children over and over again, it was Thomas the Tank Engine and Teletubbies with Daniel and Eleanor. The second colourway is called Dorothy and is variegated and speckled. Inspired by Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, it contains the blue and white of her dress, the red of her ruby slippers and green and yellow speckles to represent the yellow brick road and Emerald City. I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase, they both look even better in real life than they do in photos, and they're both so soft being 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon. I need to find some special projects in which to use these.
I was lucky enough to win a prize in Nicola's Try Something New knit along on her Bumble Stitches podcast. You may remember the Duotone Cowl which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, well this is the project which I entered, along with a couple of others, and my name got drawn as a winner. The prize was a beautiful project bag made by Nicola herself, three mini skeins and a bee stitch marker which you can see in the photo attached to the zip of the bag. Thank you, Nicola, it's a fabulous prize and it will all be put to very good use.
I think you'll agree that some wonderful mail has dropped through my letterbox this month, I'm a very lucky girl.