When we got home from work last night a special package was waiting for me...
It was full of little prizes, each one carefully wrapped in pretty tissue papper. Everything was color-coordinated (green!), even the card. A package from my Secret Pal! Yipeee!
She (she?) is very thoughtful. Look what she sent me:
beautiful stitch markers (did you make them, thoughtful pal?)
fancy note-cards (for sending notes to my grandmas)
a book to hold CD's when i go off traveling
and some very very yummy yarn. i love this color! it's one i've never seen before, harrisville "orchid yarn." it's a blend of virgin wool, mohair and cashmere... purrrr....
I am feeling quite spoiled. I am looking forward to using my pretty shiny new stitch-markers. I think they will be much more elegant than the Scünci "munchkin minis" rubber bands I use as stitch markers right now. They will be so elegant that I'll need to dress up a little, and order a glass of champagne. That wouldn't be bad at all.
I am also feeling quite inspired. Bugheart's post yesterday on Sew Green gave me a great idea for my forthcoming Top Secret Project. I'm going to unravel a fabulous plum-colored sweater I got at the clothes swap tonight. I haven't knitted from a recycled sweater before; only felted recycled sweaters and sewn them into something else. Look what Stacie did with recycled knitting this week! Recycling is the new rock & roll.