The excitement of a package in the post never wanes for me and indeed when I am expecting something I am often to be found on tenterhooks awaiting its arrival. I was very excited when on my return from the school/nursery run I found an unexpected package awaiting me on the doormat. Hmmm, I wasn't expecting anything, what could it be? I began to boil the kettle trying to prolong the whole experience, going through my recent purchases, no nothing outstanding, slowly I began to open and then unable to hold on any longer I was ripping at the jiffy bag.
Oh wow, just look at the beautiful gift inside, my Rowanette Exchange Gift is the most perfectly knitted hot water bottle cover (hot water bottle included might I add). The colours are perfect for me and the yarn is beautiful, not one I have come across before, Diakeito, a Japanese yarn, very soft and as I hope you can see from the photographs beautifully coloured. Kathleen has added a lovely co-ordinating velvet ribbon.
My package also included a box of Scottish chocolates, which I will testify are scrumptious, this lovely card and a cute fridge magnet which made me laugh. This is my first ever Rowanette Exchange and I am so glad to be participating. In fact this is the first time I have ever received a handknitted gift and it is so overwhelming to receive something which has obviously had so much thought and work put into it, Kathleen must have paid careful attention to my likes and dislikes and the colours she chose are so lovely, very like my beloved Clapotis in fact. It turns out that Kathleen has my dream occupation, she owns a yarn shop. Yes readers, contain your jealousy, I know all us knitters harbour yarn shop dreams. Kathleen's shop is called Fankle and is to be found in Troon, Ayrshire, so now I am picturing her surrounded by dramatic scenery and all shades of wool. The shop sounds lovely and I do hope I have an opportunity to visit one day. Thank you so much Kathleen and now I only hope my recipient will be as happy as me.