Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The postal system is amazing
This arrived on my doorstep yesterday. After being packed in the Netherlands, it was taken to a post office, where human hands deciphered the country, it was loaded onto at least one plane, arrived somewhere in Australia, more human hands sorted it and human eyes read the label, identified the postcode, then another human found the right street, the right house, the right door - I can't think of a service really that offers better value for money. I think postage is amazing.
These kits are just astounding, not just because of the great yarn and pattern (and the little laminated card with the salient part of the chart for travelling), but because of the ingenuity of the packaging and the fizz of the little suprises.
La Digitessa came to me with a supercute clutch of handmade stitch markers, a generous sample of what I believe is the wollmeise laceweight in an intense orange, a chocolate, a gift card, a cute badge 'friends don't let friends knit drunk' (which isn't photographed), and lovely little embellishments all packed into a cellophane cone with a hot pink ribbon.
Looking at the projects on ravelry, my digitessa colourway is a lot more burgundy than the original batches. I got my skein of dunkle kirsch twin out and put them together - they're very similar. So I don't think I'll knit the la digitessa with digitessa, I think I'll use one of the knitabulous yarn colours instead.
So that's my plane knitting sorted for my trip overseas in October - at least I've got my priorities straight!
The next compelling issue is this : what am I going to wear in PARIS? (I can hardly beleive I am saying that - we're going to Paris). Apart from the tourist stops - Any must-do suggestions for Paris anyone? Yarn stores? Cheese shops? Restaurants? I'd love to hear from you ..
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