Thursday, July 19, 2007

Life Is Good! (I love getting gifts in the mail!)






















Behold! Almost too much goodness has been coming my way lately. First fabulous Japanese Swag from fleegle with frogalicious contents that made my inner container-hoarder sing with joy. Now a fabulous feast for the senses from missalicefaye. After a long and irritating commute to get home today I was greeted by this wonderful box of happiness. Do I have to tell you that much of the chocolate goodness that you see pictured here is now residing in my tummy? Those "Happy Hippo" goodies were crunchy/creamy/chocolaty and are now a pleasant memory. The beautiful hand made bag with the delicate and whimsical embroidered bird is a lovely piece of art and is much too good for my grubby knitting tools. I'm going to put my remaining balls of Cobweb weight Shetland Yarn from Lacis in it for safe-keeping. If all this bounty was not enough, I now have a cone of Habu which is a combination of Silk and Stainless Steel. It's just beautiful and I may have to break down and use it for a doily even though I usually don't do doilys. So many beautiful things to see and to make and to share. Life really is very good :-) Thank you missalicefaye!

10 comments:

fleegle said...

Lucky ducky! You are turning into a bag lady :)

missalicefaye said...

You're so very welcome! The Ritter is my personal favorite. :)

LittleBerry said...

The Habu looks beautiful.....

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

I'm a very happy bag lady :-)

Jane said...

Dear missalicefaye,

I ate the Ritter at work today and it was wonderful! I love when chocolate as "cruch" in it too! Heaven!

Jane said...

Dear Littleberry,

The Habu really is beautiful and has a lot of body on it's own. I still have to find just the right project to make with it.

Carol said...

Stainless steel? Wow! That would be something to see. I thought it was the colourway when I sayt he pic.

Jane said...

Dear Carol,

You and me both! Then I looked closer and it was discribing the "fiber" content, not the color LOL. It is very pretty and I just wonder what I'm going to do with it. I'm going to "trial run" a doily and see how that goes before I despoil my beautiful cone of Habu!

Logan said...

I wonder how long after this post it took for Lacis to run out of the Japanese book? I ordered it - but made myself wait a day "to be sure". You may be starting a new thing!

A frequent reader, first time commenter,

Jane said...

Dear logan,

Thank you for commenting! I was just at Lacis and they still have lots of the books so I think you will be safe :-) From what I can tell, there are quite a few knitters out there who have knit lace patterns by Herbert Niebling. Many from vintage patterns from Burda. There is a Yahoo group trying to get Burda to re-print all of the collection (I hope they do)so I'm really new to this type of lace and to this particular designer. The old Burda magazines go for quite a bit on E-Bay as they are collectable. I am practicing on the doily first to see how it goes before I try a simple pattern from the Japanese book. You and I will be making this journey along with everyone else nuts enough to have bought the book! Thank you again for your comment. It's always nice to hear from anyone out there who is interested.