A group of online mummy friends decided to do a Mothers Day Swap, the idea being that the swap arrives prior to Mothers Day but we all wait until Mothers Day to open them – that way we can be sure of actually getting a Mothers Day pressie. Plus with the added bonus that mothers know best what a mum wants for a pressie – while E got me a DVD of Elizabeth and Pride and Prejudice (yay!) other mums I know did not fare so well with gifts from the kids (one lovely lady I know got presented with ugly tea towels by her hubby and 3yo son, how neat for her.)
My swap turned up on Saturday in mysterious circumstances – left in my back porch by a sneaky swapper! They must have been very very sneaky because I live miles away from anywhere on a no-exit farm road and I usually hear every car that goes past. So I don’t know how my swapper managed to leave the gift without either me or A noticing!
My gift was awesome, and just so very me. I got a novel (I read heaps), some beautiful cabled wristwarmers (I have a thing for cabled wristwarmers) and some gorgeous lace-weight yarn that is destined to be a wrap (a current knitting obsession, after doing a wrap for Mum and as scarf for E).
The yarn is mohair/merino and its soooooo fine – I’ve never knit with 2ply before but I’m looking forward to it! Its so lovely 🙂
I think the wristwarmers are Cleckheaton Country Naturals, and they are just delicious. I think they are Evangeline, but I could be mistaken. Could only model one for the pic of course, because I was home alone with E. Now I’m wondering if I should make the braided cable wristwarmers suggested for my Magic Yarn Ball swap or use that yarn for something else – I have to decide quick though because I want to hurry up and knit the MYB yarn asap to get to the goodies inside! Does anyone have any ideas with what I should do with 100g of 8ply? Maybe I should make myself a beanie, I do need one.