Tuesday, 20 December 2005

Bah! Humbug!

I found out today that 2 of the knitted Christmas gifts that I posted to relatives in Manchester (UK) have been stolen en route.

The package was found in a field 100yards from it's intended destination today, 1 week after posting, ripped open, soggy, and empty. Inside should have been the ribbed collar and picot edged gauntlets that I had knitted. They were quick knits, but I don't have time now to replace them before Christmas, so I'll have to go and buy some replacement presents instead.

Some festive spirit, eh?

7 comments:

francoise said...

So sorry to hear that. You must feel so disappointed after all your work... and so angry too (I would be!). Hope it won't spoil your Christmas, have a lovely time.

Sue said...

Oh that's awful! Something like this always makes me wonder about what kind of people would do it. I hope the rest of your Christmas goes really well.

Daisy said...

Oh no, how awful. I'm so sorry after all your work. :-( Have you complained to the post office, it might have happened to other people too?

Annie said...

That is so unfair, all your hard work wasted on some sneaky little thief who probably has no appreciation of what they've got. I hope the intended recipient isn't too disappointed.

Wendy said...

That is unforgiveable. For someone to steal what is obviously a lovingly handknit gift . . .

Well, I hope the thief is dramatically allergic to the fibers used and breaks out in a horrible itchy rash.

Tracy said...

What ratbags! Do you think the postman left them on the doorstep hoping that the recipient was in? I came home one day to find Parcel Farce had left a box of yarn I'd ordered sitting in the middle of my front garden rockery in full view of the road! Thank heavens we live in a little cul de sac.

Emily said...

Thats terrible! I just don't understand the mentality behind some people! Will the post office compensate you?