Let me tell you a little story, friends, about the awesome things that can happen via the Internet.
It all started when I quasi-jokingly tweeted about my need for this knit Loki hat. I mean, really. Look at it. It is wondrous. The awesome Erin, of Robot a Day, tweeted back her mutual respect and admiration for such a fine chapeau. I thought to myself, "Wait. Erin knits ..." and so began a craft swap of Asgardian proportions.
I've long been a fan of Erin's work—I own one of her Vampire bots (customized to look like a Cullen; yes, I was once that much of a Twilight fan) and a Loglet, a clutch purse fashioned out of heavy felt and made to look like a log. I love them both. Lady's got serious skills. In the years since my purchases, I like to think we've built an online friendship around our mutual love of crafts, Doctor Who, cute animal GIFS and now, the Avengers.
The rules for the swap were pretty open-ended; basically, it boiled down to "make some Avengers stuff and at least one Loki item."
When I received my box o'swag last week, I opened each package inside with glee. I cackled so loudly once that I scared Mollie. Everything was so well made, and so awesome, and so ...
I know, I know. TL;DR, get on with the photos already. FINE. Here you go.
The box, both closed and upon first open.
A bag of cats! With goodies—of the non-internal organ variety—found inside!
A Coulson bot! WITH CAPTAIN AMERICA TRADING CARDS IN HIS POCKET. I very nearly died.
A set of Avengers finger puppets! Lookit the wittle Hulk with his emo bangs!
A Loki pouch! With Grabzags treats enclosed!
And the pièce de résistance, the thing that started it all: my very own Loki
Beyond amazing, right? I know, guys. I know.
Here's a collage of the things I sent her:
I'm really amazed and so happy to have made such an awesome connection with Erin, and I look forward to the future trouble I'm sure we'll find ourselves in together, particularly if they involve more crafting.