Monday, November 05, 2007

An Owl A Day...(pic heavy)

Nothing brightens a really chilly, grey, please-either-rain-or-let-the-sun-come-out, not-really-sick-but-don't-feel-good-either, type day like a package! And this one from Minerva Scamander of Ravenclaw, my HSS2 pal, was a doozy! No idea how her owl managed to carry it down the coast, but I'm glad it did!

Everything was so nicely packed and wrapped that I felt bad opening it:

That, of course, didn't last long, and all that pretty tissue paper turned into:

Quite the magic spell, eh?!

She sent me some Blood Pops, Jelly Slugs, and Lady Grey tea, which I've never tried, but sounds perfect for tonight after class!

She also demonstrated the Ravenclaw trait of planning and thinking ahead, and sent along the leftover sock yarn! I don't really need it, but the idea was pretty smart! It's from Shelby B's Etsy shop, in the Fawkes colorway! (Shelby only has a few colorways up right now, I guess, she has lots more Hogwarts-inspired colorways that are pretty darn cool and I'm sure if you contact her, she can give you more info!)

Then there were the knitting goodies:

US 1 Clover Bamboo dpns, the pattern for the socks she made, and some totally cute stitch markers! I couldn't get a better pic of them for some reason, but they are scarlet and gold beads with lions' heads on the ends! How fun is that?!

She sent me a House t-shirt:

And a gorgeous scarlet and gold wrap that will be perfect for this cooler weather!

But, this IS a sock swap, and is really all about the socks! She made me some Simply Ginny Socks, some adorable anklets with a pretty little cable down the center that I can't get to show up in a picture for anything. Oh well, here's these anyway:

They came wrapped up in their own sock label with the lyrics to the Hogwarts School Song printed on it!

How lucky am I and how cool is my pal?! Thank you, thank you, thank you! This was an awesome experience for me, and I cannot wait for third term!

On an unrelated note, I think I'm going to skip kickboxing tonight and just do tkd class. I'm so freaking tired and sniffly that I'm really not certain I could physically do both classes, and the tkd is more important to me.


AR said...

Wow! Those are some awesome gifties! :)

Celestina said...

Congratulations, you won contest four. I just need your address to send you the prize. On a completely unrelated note, I was in Solvang last week and saw posters advertising The Sound of Music. I kept thinking how much I would love to see it but alas I live in Burbank. The world is small.