Tuesday, April 10, 2007

thanks, pal!

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:

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beautiful stitch markers (did you make them, thoughtful pal?)

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fancy note-cards (for sending notes to my grandmas)

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a book to hold CD's when i go off traveling

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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 Sc√ľnci "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.

7 comments:

  1. If you want some help unravelling, drop me a line.

    I might have some tips for you to help it go faster & easier. Or you might have already gotten everything you needed from someone else. :^)

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  2. i am bursting with jealousy! What great gifts. I need to sign up for the next round.

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  3. Looks like you have a great spoiler!

    I can't wait to hear/see more about this secret project.

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  4. yes indeed, the new r & r!! Great package, I gotta get me one of them SPs!

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  5. What a terrific package.

    I am very curious about the recycled sweater project. Can't wait to see what you make.

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  6. Glad you liked everything, can't wait to spoil you some more.

    *sp10*

    p.s. I did make the stitch markers:)

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  7. fabulous treats... that yarn looks delish.
    and i am very excited to see your recycled yarn project. i have never tried it and have been thinking about it as well since reading bugheart's article...

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