It came with the lovely Janet all the way from Ottawa. Janet also brought these special orders for me - you can look while I read.Lucy Neatby hand-dyed sock yarn (on the left is Fiery Fuschia, on the right is Fiesta). I don't know if I can bear to make socks out of these - they are SOOOO gorgeous. Janet did some classes with Lucy just before coming to Australia for a holiday. She's also met Debbie Bliss and other knitting luminaries and works in a yarn store. I'd have to hate her if she wasn't so much fun to be around.
Also Bells, AmandaJ and Jejune - you know I'm SOOO up for doing the knitted ironing board cover - I'm thinking cables. I reckon it would be easier to fold an old woollen blanket over the board, though.