It was perfect! A light box I brought back home and unpacked to reveal this:
knit. Also in the parcel are beautiful vintage Kimono fabrics. Those Japanese are lovely textile designers and I get so much pleasure looking and touching and admiring these fabrics.
Inside that pretty bag, hand stitched with fabric fishes dangling from a pocket contained my Turtleneck Shrug that Pinku
Thank you Kat for knitting my shrug for me. It is the best piece in my wardrobe this season! And thanks for the treats too, the wee card is a nice touch.
Here is my friend Tatiana wearing the TNS. She is a gorgeous girl and a great model. She went out of her mind when she saw me in this and needed to try it on. I wear it at work often and people always ask me about it.
A great comment I've heard, "Hey Twiss, was it the tenth of a sweater you were wearing or the fire the other night that made me hot?" I really didn't know what to say, except to all you galls, "Hooray for the shrug!"
I had such a great time participating in this swap. Necking with friends all over the world was fun.
Great thanks goes out to Jacqueline, Obsessive knitter slash Melbourne landmark informant and Kris, s t r i k k e r slash r o c k i n ' r o c k e r .