I've been sitting on this for a whole week, I'm afraid, because I am a selfish, selfish being. The Socktopus Secret Santa is in its second year and I missed last year, for various reasons, mostly involving my own hibernating hermitage. This year, however, I pounced at the chance to participate, and I'm so glad I did!
So why have I waited to share the spoils rather than shout from the rooftops my good fortune and delight? Because then you would know where to find the most delicious skein of Sundara in the land. And it's mine; mine; I tell you! I've only ever covetously fondled the Sundara of Alice and pined for it on Ravelry. Little did I know Tricia had a skein up her sleeves just for me, hurrah!
The rest of the parcel is just as awesome: a brand new copy of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, to replace mine which met a tragic end from overuse (and from being dropped in a mop bucket); a hanging lavender sachet, which is currently defending my closet with sweet-smelling gusto; some frankly superb gourmet popcorn, including BLUE CORN, which I have only ever had in tortilla chip form and has been my favourite since I was about eight; and a fanfreakingtastic pattern from Emily Johnson of the Family Trunk Project.
If you followed the Loumms Year of Socks at all, you'll know how I love a good story when it comes to patterns and designs and I've been eagerly following Emily Johnson's Family Trunk Project since it's inception. The Julia Socks, a bit of a deviation from the Project, inspired by Sarah Water's The Night Watch, is a beautiful textured pattern and I cannot wait to cast on!