Here's the non-scarf goodies...
LOOK -- an authentic Australian boomerang!!! How stinking cool is that? Its even guaranteed to return... when thrown correctly (I'll have to read the instructions)! Gemma really did well with sending me things native to her land. Also included was a beautiful boomerang magnet, a kangaroo pin, an adorable koala bear, some yummy smelling T2 loose tea, the leftover Prism yarn from one of my scarves (2 1/2 skeins... what to make, what to make!?!?), Caramello Koalas (chocolate!) and some Vegemite spread. She tells me that Australian babies are fed Vegemite as soon as they're able to have solid foods... and they continue to eat it lifelong. Hmm... she also says that if I'm not daring enough to try it spread on buttered toast, it makes a great addition in soups. Matt already can't wait to try it... on buttered toast, of course!
Now for the scarves... not one, but two beautiful scarves!
For some reason she got a little worried and second guessed herself about the colors on her first creation (beautiful!) and decided to cast on a second (red!) scarf just in case.
The first is the gorgeous Lady Eleanor Entrelac
Look how nice and long it is - I love long scarves for wrapping! I was trying to get a decent shot here to show you the length, but did not succeed. Even so, I couldn't resist showing you Sophie's curiosity of the camera (and Lola & Tut's noseyness of whatever was happening outside).
Hopefully Gemma doesn't mind that I got some 4-legged modeling help with her handknits... but given that she says she's read every single one of my blog posts since ISE 7 started, I think she knows what to expect from this crazy dog lady. Both Sophie and Zeus made this one their own (click their names for more pics)...
The second scarf is the Celtic Cable Scarf (her Ravelry project page again), made out of one of the softest, prettiest baby alpaca yarns I've ever seen (note to self: must find this yarn)! I love everything about this scarf... the pattern is beautiful, the color so vibrant and did I mention how soft the yarn is??!!
Lola was my star model for this one and even tried her best "true Dobie" impression...
She's such a great model... even when being pestered by her baby sister, who seemed to really like the smell of this scarf! Is Lola not giving the most diva look here or what??!!
Gemma, I truly love it all! Both scarves are beautiful and will be worn often! Thank you so much for everything!!!!