Picnic! is the Lynne's chosen theme for this go round of Special Swap and Elizabeth, my swap pal, put together a perfect picnic package. (Sorry for the poor picture quality...it was dark and I wanted to open everything...now!)
Can you see the fabulous insulated tote in the background? I opened the front zipper pocket where the dish ware is so you can see how compact and useful this bag is. It's completely insulated to keep things cold and Elizabeth thought of EVERYTHING one might need for picnic. There's a bottle of Perrier, crackers and cheese, ice tea, Off and citronella candles to keep the bugs away, hand sanitizer, sweets, a table cloth, note pads (so I can make a list and not forget anything) and so much more!
Everything was wrapped up in fun, colorful paper with little notes and cute cutouts of summer items attached. To make the picnic completely ants covered almost every item! It was easy to tell which packages contained yarn so I saved them until last. How much fun is it to get Apple Pie yarn for a picnic?! I have yet to knit with any Apple Laine yarns and these two Apple Pie's are moving to the top of the stash. They are such beautiful blues with lovely names like Blueberry and Lady Blues.
Plus! Elizbeth sent a skein of Cherry Tree Hill Super Sport Merino (Monet) that should make up into a quick and
dirty fun pair of socks. Quick socks are definitely on the agenda and I love the happy colors. I'm going to be reading through the book to find a perfect sock to knit with my perfect picnic yarns!
Thank you Elizabeth for such a nicely done swap package and to Lynne for coming up with such a fun idea. It will be fun for me to put together a package just for Elizabeth and I've been collecting goodies like crazy.
All this goodness has not made me forget about Flower Friday...
Enjoy your weekend!