Saturday, I received my wonderful Knitters’ Coffee Swap package from Stephanie! I loved everything she sent!


She sent me a bag of organic Nicaraguan coffee from Intelligentsia, it smelled and tasted very good! There’s a cute little purple and green ‘h’ monogram pin and some SOAK samples. I have wanted to try SOAK since I read about it more than a year ago, so I”m glad to have some finally. I love the bold floral graphic and the petite size of the coffee mug Stephanie selected, and she also included some incense by Cafe Time (I keep giggling at these monkey creatures) in two scents, lime and mint tea. The scents are quite lovely and mild, not overwhelming at all.

And the yarn? Two luscious skeins of Claudia Hand Painted Yarns in Purple Earth. Wow! I love this colorway (Stephanie noticed it has Viking colors; do you all think the Vikings players should start wearing handknit socks? Their feet would be comfy and they might play better?) The color variegation is marvelous, I Just had to get a close-up.


Thank you Stephanie!! I loved everything! :)

Sadly, somehow I seem to have broken something on my site. Thumbnails and image resziing doesn’t work (should be generated automatically when uploading, etc) anymore. So far I’ve tried the Picasa plugin and the Copperleaf plugin, and no luck. So I’ve had to use plain links from Picasa tonight. I’m a wee bit annoyed at this but already have contacted my site host and will test ZenPhoto tomorrow to see if the same problems occur. I hope it gets sorted out soon!

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7 Responses to “Yumminess”

  1. Guinifer Says:
    December 12th, 2006 at 12:41 pm

    Jeepers – that yarn is a gorgeous color, even if it is Viking purple.

  2. Chris Says:
    December 12th, 2006 at 4:03 pm

    What a fabulous swap package! That yarn is completely stunning. Good luck with your site repair…

  3. Stephanie Says:
    December 12th, 2006 at 5:31 pm

    I’m so happy you like everything!

    My husband was born in the Twin Cities and is a die-hard Vikings fan — I think he’d learn to knit if he thought hand knit socks would help his favorite football team!

  4. moirae Says:
    December 12th, 2006 at 8:12 pm

    What yummy yarn!

  5. Jess Says:
    December 13th, 2006 at 6:35 pm

    Ooh, what a lovely swap package! I hope you’re enjoying it all.

  6. beth Says:
    December 14th, 2006 at 2:36 pm

    Very cool! Looks like you had a great coffee-swap pal:)

  7. Kristi aka Fiber Fool Says:
    December 15th, 2006 at 9:49 am

    That looks like a great package! What fun. I should take part in the next coffee or tea one!

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Sock Count (Pairs)

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