11/03/2006

Pakka Pu Carola

I received a parcel on Wednesday (actually I got the notice on Monday but Ed couldn't get the Post Office until Wednesday to pick it up for me) and this is exactly how it arrived and was wrapped - I must admit I was pretty excited even though I didn't understand a word of the writing! I assumed correctly, that it was my Toasty Toes package - yeah!!!!! My TT pal is Carola, who hails all the way from Iceland! I must admit that I am bloody amazed that the various postal agencies who handled this creatively wrapped parcel did it so well there wasn't even a tear in the paper - gives me hope for the postal system. Carola really made my day. She included some really lovely, thoughtful and wonderful things in my package.

There is a knitting murder mystery Knit One, Kill Two, a supercool magnet of an icelandic sheep, a coin worth 10KR (of course Nick had his eye on this little baby - not!) and an absolutely wonderfully warm, friendly and informative letter from Carola (with a great post card of Reykjavik). She seriously kicks butt!

And yet, there is more! The candy part! Lots of very cool chocolate and licorice (Carola wanted to include more 'traditional' icelandic treats for me although I think I share her opinion that the 'combination' of licorce and chocolate are not for me - especially given that I am not a big licorice fan; Nick is particularly pleased about what that means for him 'cause he loves licorice).

I really appreciate the effort Carola went to in finding some organic chocolate and letting me know about the candy production in Reykjavik where she lives. Pakka pu (which means thank you in Icelandic - minus the accents not available on my keyboard) Carola! Of course the best part were the socks included in my package. Oh my god, I love love the socks. It gets cold up here in the great white North - fall is definitely taking on the crispness and chilliness of winter and these socks are just sooooooo comfy warm. I love the colours, the softness of the yarn and the pattern. These are absolutely the perfect toasty socks for me! I have them on as I write this and they feel totally awesome.

Here is the requisite foot picture - my toasty toes in some seriously toasty socks! They fit divinely and I cannot thank you enough Carola. You really made my day! Thank you so much Amanda for hosting the sock swap - I cannot wait for the next round of Bloomin' Feet in the Spring!

16 comments:

Wannietta said...

The socks look wonderful and you're just a tease with those candies.

How appropos that you've received a package from Iceland at the beginning of our winter.

Lucia said...

Great job, Carola! And I don't know if she did it on purpose (I'm betting she did), but I love the two words I can read on the package.

Carola said...

Oh (*blush*) I am so glad that you like my socks, Cynthia! And what a wonderful post, I'm getting toasty toes or at least hot ears over here just reading it. Thanks for being a part of this swap because it was really a great pleasure to send something your way.

Leah said...

What great socks and goodies. I am just amazed at all the gorgeous socks and generous packages the women in this group put together.

Go us!!

Dave said...

Great package, and those socks are fantastic!

Ramona said...

What a nice package!

Dorothy said...

Those are some really pretty socks and you got some great stuff from your pal. Although I think I would probably skip the chocolate licorice too.

Miss Scarlett said...

Nice socks! They look so very snuggly.
Licorice and chocolate eh? Well I might have to try that. I love both of those things, yet have never thought of having them together - what did Nick think?

Carole said...

What a great package - how cool to get the things from Iceland and learn about their country and candy!

canknitian said...

Nice! You're a lucky duck!

Teyani said...

those are some truly awesome socks there girl!

Amanda Cathleen said...

Great socks! The look warm and toasty for sure. The candy looks really yummy! Cool package : )

amanda said...

Carola is great! And the socks look awesome -- enjoy them and keep your feet warm while you're feeling under the weather.

Rhonda said...

Nothing like warm cozy socks! Wonderful colors too. Isn't it wonderful getting a package when it isn't even Christmas? I had so much fun with the Yarn Aboard also. And it's just as much fun to put together a package to send out as well isn't it? I know you're good at that too.

Oh ... you're going to like the book you got. It's fun read!

jackie said...

Lucky you! Those toes look happy!

sprite said...

Carola was my Yarn Aboard pal, so I share your enthusiasm of her generosity. (I also share your opinion about the licorice, but Rudi downed our supply in no time and is now looking for an American supplier of Icelandic candy!)

And the socks are lovely. They remind me of the beach at sunset.