Hobbygåsa is a knitting blogger from Norway, and she is an amazing knitter and photographer. Also crocheter. She sent me some yarn, for which I will love her forever and ever:
It is so soft. And pretty. And soft. And TWO SKEINS, y'all. That's like 800 yards. Of soft and pretty! My karma must be rockin.
She also sent chocolate. Which is amazing. The one with hazelnuts (HAZELNUTS!!!!!!) is gone already. Aside from the awesomeness of eating the chocolate, the wrappers also provided Bruce and I (and Georgia to some extent, because her parents were acting nutty) with a couple of hours of entertainment as we attempted to translate them with absolutely no background in Norwegian (or Bokmal, if you will) and no dictionary. Heh. Also, Bruce was reading it with the accent of The Swedish Chef from the Muppet Show, which while not geographically or linguistically accurate, DEFINITELY added to the hilarity.
The one with hazelnuts (blue) is but an empty shell. I had to fish the wrapper out of the waste bin to photograph it.Lastly, she sent Georgia a little Elk doll named Helga. Georgia looooooooooooves Helga. I think she was also quite pleased that Helga is wearing a knitted sweater dress. I also think that Georgia wants me to make her a matching knitted sweater dress. Not gonna happen kid. Especially as I haven't actually done any colorwork. Heh. I should probably remedy that. Just as I should probably actually knit a pair of socks one of these days. I really like the idea of handknitted socks. Just not the idea of actually hand knitting them.
No, really, stamps are cool. And is there anything better than seeing "Paravion" on a package? I think not.Anyway, THANK YOU, Tone for sending me this lovely package. I am thrilled beyond words. Unexpected presents are awesome!