Barb, the friend I made through the Knitter's letter swap, sent me a Swan from Threadbear Fiber studio, a lovely drop spindle. And here it is!
Well, that's the box with the two spindles she sent (one is a practice spindle she felt she didn't want) and the skein of Jubilee by Misty Mountain Farm in colourway Virginia Creeper - isn't it beautiful? Feels lovely too (all 400yds superwash merino sockyarn of it), quite bouncey!
Here's the Swan though - Barb chose the 'Timberland' wood - a beautifully dyed composite, she sussed me out totally - colour is my metier!
Also in here - a yarn tasting booklet from Threadbear Fiber - a wonderful idea, they do evenings when people can try new yarns and see patterns made up (I think) and take away a little booklet talking about both and with yarn samples stuck inside.
Thanks very much Barb! Your box is filling up too, BTW...