I know you are all eagerly awaiting some International Sock news...and I have to apologise because I have kept you in suspense for a wee bit longer than I should have due to Tisa arriving with me in Aberdeen on Friday, just in time for a very busy weekend (it did provide some good photo opp's and Tisa managed to see a little bit more of Scotland than first anticipated!).
Anyway this is the first chance I have had to post anything, and I shall return to Friday first, when I saw the postie walking up towards the door with a very colourful parcel in his hands. I gestured to my other half to go and open the front door before the postie rang the bell and disturbed our "just went down for his nap and woe betide the person who wakes him up before he's done sleeping" one year old!
This is what arrived......fabulously spotty, dotty and bright! It made me smile a lot :)
Inside was a lovely card from Shadkitty, which described Tisa's coffee addiction (I can relate to that!), and the instruction manual!
...along with a lovely bag of Starbucks Sumatra ground coffee, mmm mmm! I'm presuming our lovely Starbucks employee/model sold this to Shadkitty after he kindly posed for the camera!!
...there was also a bag of Jelly Belly Beans Smoothie Blend...this was so spooky because my other half and I tie the knot on August the 11th this year and when we registered for gifts we wanted to give our guests a bit of a laugh when they checked out our list (we are not a great fan of the gift list idea, but were forewarned by friends that if you don't have space for ten toasters and kettles then you'd better register!) so we put a few random fun items on there, including a pair of water pistols, some Star Wars Lego and 3 bags of Jelly Belly Beans Smoothie Blend! The picture below was taken after I opened the pack and ate half the contents, though I think I managed to mask that fact quite well!
...and finally, Tisa herself...
I have used Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino to knit my part of the pattern, I sped through my section on Friday afternoon, as I knew I wouldn't have time over the weekend and if I left it for this week wedding plans would take over and it wouldn't get done. I have taken a few pics of Tisa on location over the weekend, but will wait until she has finished her tour with me before I post them all...
I promise I'll show the sock a great time Shadkitty and thank you so much for your lovely, smile-making parcel!
More from Tisa soon!