See what he brought me on friday?
My coffee swap partner, Sheri, really outdid herself. On the edible side of things, there was two pounds of coffee, chocolate (dark and milk with hazelnuts), dark chocolate covered macadamia nuts (very yummy and very gone), and chocolate mint covered graham crackers (gone just as fast as the nuts). There was also a really pretty mug, and a funky lime green flower. I love that shade of green! The flower has now replaced the rather drab looking seed pods I had in a vase by my kitchen sink. It really was time for a change.
Saving the best for last, the yarn. Let me tell you, I feel really, really spoiled. Not one, or even two, but three whole skeins of hand dyed sock yarn! The first is from Spritely Goods, a pretty combo of greys and tans. The yarn is doubly appropriate, since the color name is Coffee Pot Rock, perfect for a coffee swap, and the yarn base used is Sylph, which has been my username for over a decade. It doesn't get more perfect than that.
If that wasn't good enough, there also were two skeins of Apple Pie in Garden Party from Apple Laine. It is a blend of superwash merino, silk, kid mohair, and nylon. The yarn just about glows, it's so lovely. And the colors... the camera just doesn't do justice to them. I just couldn't get a picture where they weren't over-saturated, but trust me, it's downright yummy. Kind of makes me think of a candy store explosion. I think I'm going to have to use a simple pattern for this one, let the colors do all the work.
And no, the cat didn't come in the package. ;) Nigel just decided he absolutely had to be in the pictures. Either that or attacking the green flower. He was so excited about that flower that it took me a few minutes to get him calmed down and not in the middle of things. At least he wasn't trying to disembowel the yarn. That he left for Peri to do later that night.