My package came today! A big huge thank you to KnitPixie! I'll post pics as soon as I can, I was dealing with a nasty computer virus all day, had to format my computer and don't have my photo editing program reinstalled yet.
I got 3 skiens of Knit Picks wool of the andes in a gorgeous soft pink colour, and 2 other skiens of 100% wool in a darker pink (my favourite colour). Patterns for hat/mitts/cowl with the most adorable cabled owl pattern on them, that makes me wonder if my pal noticed that I'd favourited the owl sweater on Ravelry?
I'm so going to make them for myself for next winter!
I also got a daisy/pot ornament, some flower seeds and gardening gloves, a HUGE chocolate bar (yum!), a picture frame, tape measure and a knitting guage (which I keep meaning to buy one but have never gotten around to). ETA: and these really pretty pink crystal bead stitch markers!
AND, she's such a sweetie, she also included 3 super hero colouring books and crayons for my boys. They were SO excited when they discovered something for them in the box, you have no idea!
Thank you so so much, everything is perfect and I love it all!
ps- The box did get held up at customs. The box was opened and resealed, and very obviously rifled through. Everything was undamaged, though
As I mailed a box of yarn out for another swap, I commented to the postal worker that customs must think that we're a bunch of knitting terrorists, out to take over the world with yarn