Saturday, June 02, 2007

Hurricane Hits Trussville!!

Make that Hurricane Sock Swap Package Hit Trussville.....and OH MY GOSH!!!! I am simply overwhelmed!!! I do not know how to begin to adequately thank Jane for such an incredibly thoughtful, not to mention BOUNTIFUL gift!!!! Lot's of pics to follow:

SUCH a cute box!!! The tag reads:

Hurricane Sock Kit

I already have a use in mind for the box!!

LOVE this box!!!

Wrapped in THE MOST adorable ribbon with sheep running across it!!!

Upon lifting the lid.....I of those absolutely delightful laughs that bubble out when you are so excited you can't contain it!! JUST LOOK!!! It is like CHRISTMAS!!!!

EVERY pkg. was wrapped and had the cutest tags......what a PERFECT idea!!! What creativity!!

Each label was a different shape and color!!

HOW cute is THIS????

Hmmm...I'm thinking my sock pal needs to host a "single sock seeks mate" swap!! Just too cute!!!

A few more labels.

AND NOW.......UNWRAPPED and in all it's glory!!!

(click on pic to enlarge the goodiness)

OH MY.....the card is so cute with a little frog peaking out around the lily pad leaves....maybe a pic made by my sock pal?

Stitch markers that spell out their own little carry case!!

A gift for Max as well as Bella, how thoughtful is that!?! Some wonderful citrus soak which I have not used and can't WAIT to try!!

Oh much!!

Sheep stickers, sheep magnet, sheep notebook with pen...PERFECT size to keep in my knitting bag for jotting down my knitting notes!! A Lantern Moon sheep measuring tape....which I have been wanting 4-ever but just one of those things that I wouldn't pick up for myself!!!

OH.....I have been to Michaels, looked at every craft department around town looking for a sheep rubber stamp and have not found one ANYWHERE!!! I jumped....I'm telling you I squealed and jumped up and down!!!

The NICEST I know to some that might not be very exciting.....but there are some things that for whatever reason I just haven't scissors in my knitting bag MAY have cost all of $1.00.....TERRIBLE scissors......yet I just never got a good pair....I am so very excited to have nice pair of scissors!!

Not one...but TWO bars of emergency chocolate....which I'm thinking before the weekend is over there will be some kind of emergency (we are doing yarn work today which pretty much insures an emergency of one kind or another!! LOL!!) which will require me to consume said emergency chocolate!! LOL!!! I have never had either of these chocolates and can't wait to give them a taste!!!!

TWO books on the Fiji Islands.....which would be my ultimate, if I could only take one fantastic vacation in my would be to the Fiji Islands!! One of the doctors that I worked for traveled extensively and the most wonderful trip he took was to the Fiji Islands....just listenting to all the stories he told left me with the incredible urge to one day go here......and you just never know......maybe one day I WILL make it...but until then I have two GREAT looking books to enjoy!!!!!

Oh to the Sock and the Yarn(s)....yes...that IS plural!!

The yarn in the lower left hand corner is Claudia's Hand Painted yarn, Purple Earth color...which I LOVE these colors!!!!! An ENTIRE skein of Claudia's as well as what looks to me to be enough yarn to make the mate to my sock.....(my sock pal was afraid that I might not have enough to complete the second sock and added a second skein just in case)!!! Incredibly thoughtful!!

A skein of Cider Moon, in Birch Bark!!! PERFECT colors to wear with all the browns and blacks I wear!!! Oh....I have read SO many blogs showing socks knit with Cider Moon, no one around here sells it and I am SOOO tickled to have a skein to knit!!!! AND if that wasn't more than a person could possibly want or deserve......a skein of Jitterbug sock yarn, Jay 85...the most wonderful blues.....reminds me of the many colors of the ocean!!! Oh.....let me tell DH was laughing at all the squealing and jumping up and down that was going on!! LOL!

And now for the sock!!!

This pic is a tad light....the colors don't show up....but Oh LAWZY.....does this sock fit PERFECT!!! Not only does it fit my big foot....but it FEELS wonderful!!

I have knit several pairs of socks and I always thought that they felt fine on.....but when I slipped this sock on it was like buttah I tell ya!!! It was it was made just for my foot!! LOL!!! I am not sure if it is the yarn or the pattern or perhaps it is the talents of a "Master Knitter".....but this sock fits totally differently than socks that I have knit for myself!!!! I wasn't able to get a pic of the toe....but it looks machine made it is so perfect....and the heel.....this sock is absolute perfection.......I hope I can make a sock that is worthy of being worn with this beauty!!!

During all the squealing and jumping around Max was going finally hit me that he KNEW there was something there for him....which upon receiving his treat he ran to the door wanting in and promptly set about testing the squeak component......which indeed passed his "inspection".

I had to wait until Bella had
ahem...."killed" the mouse before I could get a picture.....I'm not sure how to make a video and post.....let's just say there was LOT'S of zipping around the porch with the mouse!!! She went NUTS when I pulled the string and watched it move on it's own!! LOL!!

AND NOW......let me introduce my Hurricane Sock Pal!!

JANE......of Quiddity!!!! I love Jane's blog title which means 'the essence of the thing'....which she states, 'This is the quality I strive to capture in all my creative endeavors'. Which I can honestly say that once you visit Jane's beautiful blog you will know that she has indeed achieved "Quiddity"!!! Not only does her blog contain great knitting posts....her knitting pictures show great detail which I love but can't quite seem to achieve with my camera. Jane obviously has many talents.....there are so many beautiful photos on her blog that are not knitting related!! Oh....and did I mention that she also spins???? Creative Goddess!!

Jane, I can not begin to thank you for such a thoughtful, wonderful package that you sent me!! The time that you put into this is not without note and I want you to know how much I appreciate all that you did!!

From your blog I gather what a creative woman that you are, not to mention a PHENOMENAL knitter.....the type that I hope to be some day....hopefully before I am too old to knit!! LOL!!!


Christy said...

What a FABULOUS package! Jane really set the bar high!

Jane said...

You really have me blushing here! LOL!! I'm so happy you enjoyed all the goodies, and I have to tell you what joy your post gave me. More than anything, I love giving gifts, and the happiness that this one has given you really made my day - in fact, my week! I'm looking forward to seeing a post with you wearing both socks. I know yours will be wonderful. Oh, and yes, I did take the picture of the frog. The official title of the photo is, what else, "Froggie."

tonni said...

you are one lucky hurricane pal! What pattern is your sock? Isn't it fabulous that we will get to meet your pal in person at SAFF?!!?

Debbie said...

Having met Jane a few times at my favorite LYS during knit night I know she is way cool and very creative. Nice haul you got there!!!!

Life's a Stitch said...

Oh that Max is so cute,

clothesknit said...

What a fabulous package! The sock looks wonderful, the yarn gorgeous and of course you deserve it all!

sydney said...

Wow oh wow! What a wonderful and creative package. I can't believe it all fit in the box. I really really like that sock too.

Emily said...

Oh wow! What a fabulous package! I am impressed she got it all into one box! I love the sock, too.

sprite said...

Wow! You really are set for any type of emergency now, aren't you? Even an emergency like a boring weekend won't leave you flustered!

theblondeknitter said...

Wooo Hooo! what a great package! thank you for sharing it in full color! enjoy it!

Beck said...

All I can say is WOW!

Laura said...

I'm the lucky recipient of Darlene's own sock, so I have to say "wow" too! She's as good at spoiling as she is at being spoiled. I love my new sock, and can't wait to help it find a mate.

ginger said...

Ohmystars lucky girl! Just look at all those fab things!!

Jeanne said...

Wow - that is an amazing swap package!

Bibby said...

Girl, I'd say you racked up big time! But then who deserves it more than generous you you you...