February 14, 2012

Hoot Hoot! It's Valentine's Day

A few months ago, I joined the tiny owl knits Ravelry group's "Owlie Love Valentine's Day Swap".  Everyone who joined was assigned a swap partner for whom they would make a Valentine's Day care package for.  The rules were that the package had to contain 3-5 small gifts, the package should arrive at your partner's house by February 14th, and that you weren't supposed to open your package until Valentine's Day.

My package arrived two days ago on Saturday.  It has been taunting me ever since.  I mean look at it!  With it's bright orange box, cute little owl drawing and packaging tape...  

Well, today's the day!  I woke up early to check out what my secret spoiler sent me.  Oh boy was I surprised!  Not three to five, but seven (!) individually wrapped surprises, plus a super cute embroidered hexipuff which technically makes eight gifts.  My spoiler went all out on this care package!  :O

I opened the first mini-package to find mini-skeins galore!  I'm pretty sure I counted 16 (!!) mini-skeins in gorgeous colorways.  I can't wait to knit these up into hexipuffs!  My secret spoiler even labeled each skein to let me know where it came from.  Some are from Germany and the U.K.!  My quilt just got a little bit more international, baby.  ;)

Here's a more up-close picture of the hexipuff she knit and embroidered for my quilt.  It fits perfectly.  Such a cute little sheep to make my quilt even more special.

These are some cute and clever fabric flower clips!  I currently have them clipped on my yarn tree (which I definitely need to post a picture of sometime...).  

Knitting and owl stickers!  I may have to decorate my professional school laptop with owl stickers to brighten up my school days.  Those owls are too cu-hoot!

And this next mini-package left me speechless.  Alright, I was already left speechless after the pile of mini-skeins, but this yarn was spun specially for me for the Mandelbrot hat I have been wanting to make.  I don't have the spinning skills to fractal spin the yarn myself, so my secret spoiler did it for me!  

I wanted to cry when I put the pieces together.  It is so gorgeous and smooshy and colorful!  I can't believe she took the time to spin something special for me!  This is one of the nicest things someone has done for me and I still can't believe it happened.  I wound it into a cake immediately and plan on casting on as soon as I get home this afternoon!

Whole leaf tea?  Yes, please!  As if I wasn't spoiled enough already!

She even included a special gift for Smokes: 

He's going to go nuts for that stuff!  

And last but certainly not least, Chocorooms!  These guys are too addictive.  And cute.  Holy moley are they cute!  

Thank you so so much, Debbie!  You went above and beyond to spoil me rotten this Valentine's Day.  You have a special place in my heart (and in my Beekeeper's Quilt)!  ♥


Don't freak out, but... I think I love you!  ;)

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