Oh my goodness! I'm just, well, kind of speechless.
I received a package from Elaine last night containing the magical and fantastic yarn ball winder she so generously offered to give me. Just look at these perfect yarn balls:
The little contraption winds the yarn around a cone-thingy so the center is hollow which allows you to pull from the center instead of the outside of the ball. Now my yarn won't be rolling all over the house!
But! That's not all! In addition to the winder, she sent me a beautiful butterfly barrette:
a tiny notebook and buttons:
embroidery floss and a bracelet:
and the most beautiful bag (which I assume she knit herself) and a gorgeous skein of hand painted yarn (which I know she painted).
Of course I promptly wound the yarn into a ball:
Can you believe the generosity? I don't know what I did to deserve it, Elaine, but thank you so much! I absolutely love everything! I can't wait to put everything to good use!