It arrived — my Knitter’s Treat Exchange parcel! And all the way from Australia….
There was a lovely card with a “Spiny Devil” lizard on the front, full of kind words and some neat facts about my KTE pal, Cathie!.
What’s in the box? Let’s open it together!
Now, these “Temptin’s” look remakably similar to the Tim Tams my SIL brought back from her travels to New Zealand a few years back, so of course we had to investigate:
Next up is some lovely Australian Lanolin-based soap and hand lotion. I can’t wait to try this out, having heard that lanolin is so much better than the synthetics in so many products these days.
Of course, some yarn. Beautiful lavender 70% merino, 30% silk: whatever shall I do with it? Any suggestions?
And some pencil Roving! Is it merino as well, I wonder; it has a “fuzziness” to it that intrigues me…
Maximus was little help identifying the fibre, but he was certainy interested in it! And yes, he’s in the shipping box.
And last but never least, the magazine: “YARN”*, an Australian knitting magazine (and a feature on drop-spindles, nonetheless)!
It’s quite a good publication, very pretty glossy pages and an interesting range of article topics. I wish I could get a subscription!
Do you think that Cathie has secret time-travelling powers?
I know, I know, it’s probably to do with the whole “Southern Hemisphere” thing!! But still, I was confused and amused.
Thanks so much Cathie — You RULE!!
*ED: there’s been some interest expressed in this magazine (bonus points to Loopykd for the Wayne’s World reference!); here is YARN’s main website.
2 responses to “KTE: Ozzie Rules!”
Oooo, a knitting magazine I’ve never seen! That’s fun & I want to learn to use my spindle! The ones on the cover are beauties, you’ve got a very generous treater!
I will be doing homework now to find that magazine. It will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine.