This morning my doorbell rang and it was my post lady with a parcel for me. It was a surprise because I wasn't expecting anything.
I've been feeling really homesick recently for some reason and ever since Christmas it's been worse than ever. Last night I was feeling pretty sad and then I fell over...in the street...in front of loads of people! My husband was there to pick me up luckily :) I didn't do much damage but I've made a real mess of my knee - it's cut, bruised and swollen. So this morning when this parcel arrived, the timing couldn't have been better. It really has been a pick me up.
My mum sent it to me for no special reason and it is full of lovely things. A perfect parcel really... yarn, a kitty card, a fabric flower and chocolate.
The yarn is Ella Rae lace merino which is my favourite yarn.
The chocolate was delicious. It is from Chouchoute Chocolaterie. I'd never heard of that shop before but their chocolate is delicious. They sell online too so if you're interested their website is www.chouchoute.co.uk.
There was also a clipping from a magazine about crochet cushions. The magazine chose the one on the right as their favourite. I like the one in the centre best. How about you?
Also included in the package was the top of the knitpro hook I wrote about yesterday that my mum broke!
The Ella Rae lace merino yarn above is my third hank of this yarn and just yesterday I took a shawl off the blocking board that I made over Christmas with this particular yarn.
It's a lacy pattern and blocking works wonders with it. Before I blocked it the measurements were 100 cm wide and 49 cm long. After blocking it measures 141cm by 74cm.
The yarn is 100% merino and comes in 100g hanks. There are lots of yarns I love but this one in particular is my favourite out of all the ones I've tried. It is so soft and smooth to work with and when it is blocked it holds its shape perfectly. It's also a really warm yarn. If you get the chance, give it a try. I'm sure you'll love it too!
Have a happy, craft filled weekend!