First, though, I wonder what the UPS guys thought of Ann's packaging...
FYI, UPS did NOT want to deliver this package to me. I have spoken to no less than 7 UPS customer service representatives in the past two days. There were some strong opinions exchanged. (To cranky UPS customer service rep #5 or 6: "I'm not sure that you understand this, but I NEED to receive this package TODAY.")
So, when the box did arrive, what did I do? Dump it out all over the living room floor, of course. See that black blob on the left? That is THE Hefty Bag.
What was in the box, you might ask? Well, as Ann put it, "the good, the bad and, yes, the ugly".
Since 227 of you entered guesses in the name that item contest, I thought it would be only fair to give more than one prize.
First, what were those things? They are jar lids covered with Sculpey polymer clay. Specifically, they are lids to baby food jars. One of you (Ruth M., apparently blogless) guessed exactly right -- she knew that they were polymer clay and surmised that they were "jar lid covers for baby food jars full of beads." Well, no beads in these photos, but given my large bead supply, not a bad idea.
So, that qualifies Ruth to win a fabulous prize! Unfortunately, Ruth did not leave her email address. Ruth, if you are reading, please send me an email!!! You will get your choice of the good, the bad, the ugly ... or the purely random.
4 skeins of Rowan Cork, in a lovely deep blue shade. Also comes with a pattern for "Freda", a capelet thing-a-ma-bob
2 skeins of Regia sock yarn
A selection of alpaca yarn (maybe sportweight?) from La Droguerie in Paris. Mmm, perhaps some stranded color knitting??
5 skeins of Berroco Linet. Bad enough to warrant this note from Ann (click the pic to make bigger if you can't read it...)
5 skeins of a retina-searing collection of purely petroleum-based yarn (if you can call it that!)
Classic Elite weekend cotton -- 4 skeins burgundy and 5 coordinating variegateds
Peaches and Cream cotton -- how could the dishcloth queens not send along some of this?
After Ruth picks her goodies, I'll ship the rest of this off to six more of you. The catch is, you won't know if you are getting the good, the bad, the ugly, or the random until it arrives at your house!
The fine folks at random.org let me know that I should send this MDK lovin' along to the following peeps:
If you are one of these 6, please send me an email with your mailing address.
Stay tuned tomorrow for more info on the jars pictured above ... and details on how one of them could come live with you!