Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Smothered in Chocolate

My swap package arrived today, and I have been absolutely smothered with chocolatey goodness!

There was a gorgeous mug that will be perfect for hot chocolate; a beautiful hand-made bag that's perfect for a sock-sized project; a very cool "Parisien" tape measure; some wonderful note cards; and some chocolate! Chocolate shortbread cookies, chocolate covered caramels, chocolate covered espresso beans, a dark chocolate Toblerone bar, a Dagoba chai bar, a Dagoba hazelnut bar, a Jamaican rum-filled chocolate bar and a trufle-filled chocolate bar! WOW!

I also got some yarn :-)


Isn't it beautiful! One of a kind, specially dyed just for me in a chocolate-covered cherry colourway, by my wonderful -- and perhaps sneaky -- swap partner. Attached to the yarn were some incredible beaded stitch markers -- three in chocolate colours and one completely personalized.

I was lucky enough to be paired with the incomparable, and wonderfully generous, Mama-E !!!!

Thank you, Erin -- I'm totally overwhelmed!

One of the stitch markers has been transferred to my current project. I've been saving a Very Special Yarn I received a while ago for a very special occasion, and I had decided that Soctoberfest would be the perfect time to finally enjoy a colourway named for me, now officially christened with the stitch marker, beautifully dyed by none other than the very same Mama-E. Yes, Erin, D.Mac is finally on the needles as my Socktoberfest project!

32 people had something to say:

bunchkin said...

Wow! You did get spoiled! And Im totally loving the d mac sock yarn. It kind of looks like the ocean in a storm. BE -A-UTIFUL!

tadaahhh said...

what a great package!!! looks so delicious, especially since i love chocolate covered cherries.....and i gotta say, that soctoberfest yarn is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Amyss said...

Just found your EXCELLENT blog thru my Modular Knits group..after reading many of your posts, I have to say you have such a wonderful blog!! Thanks for making entrelac clear, and being so fun and informative. Your blog is truly an inspiration!!

Angelika said...

If you haven't been a chocoholic by now, you'll turn into one. Watch those calories, I don't think knitting is considered a work-out ;)

Kelly said...

what an awesome pack and that yarn is just YUMMY!!!!!!

LaurieM said...

Lucky ducky. That is total spoilage. Enjoy!

Mama -E said...

I am glad you like them! Enjoy!

KnitNana said...

That's a great package! You were truly and well spoiled...I just love that Soctoberfest yarn...resembles (a bit) The Meezer colorway! (her blues are bluer, but still...just gorgeous!
(((hugs)))

Liz K. said...

Being smothered in chocolate by Mama-E -- you lucky dog, you. Her yarn is simply yummy.

Stacey said...

You are a lucky swap partner - yarn and chocolate - nothing better than that!!

Rachel said...

I like the chocolate covered cherries colorway a lot, but the yarn in the bottom picture is GORGEOUS! Seems to me that Mama-E has one heck of an eye for color.

Cynthia said...

Nice haul! I love the yarns; the colours are really fabulous - I especially love the bottom one and can't wait to see it knit up.

JessaLu said...

Nice...package ;o) (okay giggling here, yes, I'm twelve.)

KellyD said...

Wow! I'm all chocolated out anyway and now this?? Amazing. I can feel my blood sugar rising to new heights. Your yarns are delicious too!!

trek said...

Nice - I think I just got a chocolate fix from reading your blog.

Imbrium said...

My God.

The D.Mac yarn is glorious. Positively glorious. I can see why you were saving it.

Maia said...

Wow! That is a great haul. Both yarns are gorgeous. I hope you won't make us wait too long before you show the sock your are making from the second hank. I'm off to check out Mama-E's yarns.

lexa said...

Wow! Look at the loot! Wonderful stuff you've got there -- mmmmmmmm, chocolate.... (a la Homer Simpson!)

aquaknits said...

Great package and lovely yarns! Can't wait to see what you knit for socktoberfest will that D.mac yarn!

Carrie k said...

Oooh, death by chocolate! And that yarn looks like the spicy chocolate that seems to be everywhere lately. Yummy swag you got there.

D Mac yarn with a D Mac stitcmarker? Now THAT is stylin'!

Paula said...

Mmmm, yummy chocolatey goodness!
I love that color yarn!!!!!

Emma said...

Wow, both those yarns are beautiful. How lucky are you?!?

anne said...

if i bring casino, can i come over?? i'll be quiet, i promise (after all, my mouth will be full of chocolate . . .)

Kniterella said...

You always know about the great exchanges -- are you psychic? That yarn is fabulous!

Sharon said...

Oh wow how lucky are you!!!Knitting and chocolate what a great combination and they happen to be favourites of mine. How come I didn't come across this swap earlier :(

April said...

I think I gained about 10 pounds just reading this post. Both yarns are beyond beautiful. How very spoiled (and deservedly so) you are.

Alyssa said...

Mmmm...chocolate covered cherries yarn...mmmm.

Norma said...

Oh.my.GOODNESS! I did not know about the chocolate swap, and it's probably just as WELL! :)

Sean said...

Yarn and chocolate! What more could anyone want?

Pizza, maybe?

Nora (Black Dog Knits) said...

Ooooh, NICE yarn (and even nicer choccies)! Go easy on the latter... x

KnitXcorE said...

LOL!!! I have that mug... I'm using it right now.... :-)

Longhorn Diva said...

Okay, now I want to break both the food diet, AND the yarn diet! What a glorious haul. Enjoy every last morsel and yard.