Tuesday, April 03, 2007

SP9 revealed...in jam

While some of you are receiving your first package for SP10, I got my last package for SP9!! There was a whole delay because the package was returned to my spoiler. I was really excited cos this was the last package I'll be receiving because I have not participated in any more swaps.

Sadly ..... luck was not on my side and the worst had happened. My spoiler had kindly included some home made strawberry(?) jam in the box, but I think the box gave up travelling so far away and it caved in...broke the jar into a million pieces and so the jam and smeared all over the yarn and other goodies *sniff*

When I went to collect the package from the post office, I had received it in a plastic bag sealed by the customs department, like it was an evidence from a crime scene or something. I thought my spoiler had sent some hand lotion or something and I was telling myself that I could wash it off...

Oh boy oh boy did I have a shock when I open and saw the contents!

Yes you DO see addi needles there! Bamboo addis in different sizes but I had to throw away the plastic containing them because the jam had soaked the whole thing. On the right is the jam and I'm sorry if this picture is scaring you.

Do you KNOW what yarn I got?? my first ever Rowan yarns..in jam..I thought I couldn't rescue it at all but Rain saved the day and she had lent me some wool wash to recover them. I've wound them into skeins to dry them properly. I hope there's no more jam on the yarn eeekk...It was all sticky before. Oh there there were some cable needles and stitch markers too but I can't seem to get clear pictures of them.

Here's a more decent picture of the yarn

Rowan Tapestry

70% wool 30% soy bean fibre

The yarn is pretty delicate and I think I lost some fibres while washing it. I haven't decided what to do with the yarn yet. If any of you have suggestions feel free to leave a comment =)

Thanks Sophie for spoiling me...especially with the addis! I've put them to good use!


At April 03, 2007 2:13 AM, Blogger R a i n said...

So sorry babe, I know how much you were looking forward to this last package.

Let's hope the yarn makes a speedy recovery.

At April 04, 2007 4:12 PM, Blogger Sally said...

Oh dear, so sorry about the yarn...what bad luck. it looks pretty OK after the wash, hope they knit up fine.

At April 07, 2007 1:27 AM, Blogger Javajem said...

Oh no! Jam disaster!

I think it should be ok - maybe give it one more washing!

At April 11, 2007 3:02 PM, Anonymous Nora said...

Oh no!! They should have a SP rule: NO GLASS JARS!


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