Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Lovely lovely package :D

The post we've all been waiting for~ the contents of my package! :D

My extremely awesome spoiler, Ophelia Crookshanks of Gryffindor, really outdid herself with this package! As soon as I opened the box, I was greeted with the sight of a lovely parcel wrapped in tissue paper and blue ribbon. I was so excited that I tore into it right away before I thought to take a photo. XD Then I remembered the camera, and this is what I saw!

Ophelia had wrapped each of the items in their own tissue wrapping and ribbon~ it was like opening a dozen presents in one! :D Right away I was completely in love with the bag~ it has a knitted front panel, and the rest of the bag is quilted/sewn together. It looks absolutely gorgeous! I intend to use this bag as my purse, or for something so that I can carry it around with me all the time. ^^ A close up of the knitted panel on the front:

And here's a picture of the rest of the goodies, opened and laid out together! Just look at all the wonderful things that Ophelia has sent me!

Ophelia really outdid herself! Along with the bag, she sent me:
  • a gorgeous hank of silver and blue yarn (did you hand dye it yourself, Ophelia? If you did, it's absolutely brilliant!),
  • A set of KnitPicks Harmony DPNs, size 2 (how did you know? I've been dying to try these out!)
  • a set of bejeweled stitch markers, complete with little hearts dangling on the ends! :D
  • The Knit Socks! book! I was very excited about this~ I flipped through it and all that sizing information is so helpful!
  • Harry Potter glasses and Mad-Eye Moody's glass eye~ I'm totally using these for Halloween next year!
  • A Hermione Lego keychain, which has become the official key holder of my apartment keys :D
  • Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans, Blood Pops, and Jelly Slugs~ so awesome! I always wondered how these tasted, and they're quite delicious (yes, I ate them all already XD).
Thank you, thank you, thank you Ophelia for such a wonderful package! I'm completely overwhelmed by your generosity~ its a hundred times better than I ever thought it could be! :D

Now, the next big adventure is to ball the yarn and cast on for my first ever pair of socks! Let's see if I can make this a success! ^^


Anonymous said...

That bag is to die for! Great package!

Emma Wigworthy said...

Ditto!! Not seen that Knit Socks book before - looks very interesting...

Ophelia Crookshanks said...

I am so glad you liked it. I had a hard time parting with it once it was completed. No, I did not dye the yarn myself. I purchased it from an etsy indie dyer. You will find her information inside the sock book.

I love the book. I have one myself. It is great for when you want to substitute yarns for a another pattern. Plus, it is a great beginner book with lots of information. It breaks it down in easy to understand phrases and lots of pictures.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did putting it together for you. Have fun! Thanks for participating.

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Jade Bladvak said...

What a fantastic bag! And look at all those Potter goodies!