Wednesday, October 24, 2007

My package arrived! Thank you Ninni!

My package from Ninni in Finland arrived yesterday. She was so sweet and sent it express post so I didn't have to wait too long for it. What a doll!

Here is my package before I unraveled the ball. Looked pretty great already with a whole box of chocolates and two more bars of Panda dark chocolate peeping out of the ball!

Contained were two pillow cases with a rad print, a card (Emily, help me out with what that is. I know you have a framed picture in your house) with some artwork I recognise and like very much, a recipe for Alexander Pastries, two skeins of 100% cotton yarn, one red and one black (might be the perfect entry to my first sock. Am I jinxing myself? My first PAIR of socks) and a delicious box of Wiener *giggle* Nougat. They are so delicious and soft. They look like milk chocolate, but they are actually still 100% vegan!

Here's the ball at various stages of unraveling.

Once I got through the ball I found myself with gold butterfly hair clips (I LOVE hair clips!), some little ghosts (Ninni sent me a message a few weeks ago warning me that Halloween wasn't really anything in Finland and I told her I was use to that, being from Australia) some more candies called "Marianne" and finally in the middle was some gorgeous vintage buttons from her Grandmother's stash! I absolutely love them!

The ball was so fun to unwind and I love surprises so this was a great swap for me!


Vegan Knitting said...

That's PikkuMyy hanging off the umbrella, from the Muumi series by Tove Jansson (Moomins in English)

Ninni said...

I'm glad you like it. Actually, the red yarn is 100% maize, how did I forgot to tell that? I bought that for myself as well. It's really soft and a bit strechy so it would propably make nice socks.

Hehe... I totally did not get the wiener thing when I was sending it. I do now :D :D It's just like when Conan O'Brien came to visit Finland and some person's last name was Fagerström, he couldn't stop laughing... and everyone in Finland watching the show was like "what's so funny?"

Süßstoff said...

How could I miss this wonderful package? I love how all the colors go so well together.
The pillow cases are great! What a beautiful fabric.
Nougat! Mmmmh. So yummy.