Friday, June 1, 2007

My Coffee Swap Package Arrived!

As I unlocked my front door last night, I saw a flash of pink out of the corner of my eye -- my postman hid my coffee swap package from Cece behind a potted plant! Good thing he did that, because I would have been seriously disappointed if someone walked off with such a great package. Everything in the box had a story to go along with it; as a teacher, I just love a good story!

She sent me two different coffees to try (her local favorites). The one on the left is from Equal Exchange; I keep sniffing the bag, it smells so good! The other coffee is from the Black Bear Micro Roastery. I can't wait to try them -- I just don't know which one to try first. :- )

There is also goat milk soap made by a friend of hers who has her own goat farm. It smells like summer...honeysuckle and roses.

Wow - a book! Knitting Lingerie Style, signed by the author. Not only is it great to look at, but there is a tank and some socks I might have to start knitting as soon as summer vacation starts.

Finally, the yarn. Handspun alpaca from Massachusetts Sheep and Wool! When I first looked at it, I thought it was dove grey. Upon closer inspection, there are shades of Wedgwood blue and light fawn. There is also what looks to be a strand of Kreinik blending filament running throughout the yarn. It gives it a subtle glow; the picture below does not do the yarn justice.
Funny, I have the perfect shoes to go with the yarn. I will be well accessorized, once I knit something!

Thanks so much for the awesome package Cece! This was my first swap and it was a pleasure having you as my partner!


Allena said...

wow oh wow! you really got spoiled! that is a wonderful gift!

Cece said...

Cool! Glad you like everything!

Amanda1 said...

That yarn is beautiful. It will be fun to see what you do with it.