Sunday, July 01, 2007

girlfriends

Slightly belated, I'm here to rave about my Secret Pal from SP round 10... It's Shannon, from Berrytini!

I received a final package from her the other day. Let's take a peek inside:

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ooh, pretty box

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Holy cow! Look at all this loot! A new teacup, darning needles with a little case, a great felted Booga Bag pattern with beautiful birch needles and all the yarn to make it... oh, the yarn?

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please, no staring

Yes, it's Noro Kureyon. Three scrumptious balls of Noro Kureyon, in an amazing colorway. Oh, that other yarn?

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Just a little Nashua Vignette in a colorway that I can only guess is meant to match my blog - perfectly! This may call for a bit of scarf design this fall.

Thank you so much Shannon for being such a wonderful Secret Pal! In case you didn't know, besides being a great knitter and maker of adorable stitch-markers, Shannon is a Rollergirl and a kickass mommy. She and her family just moved all the way across the country - I know you Californians will welcome her with open arms!

I also wanted to introduce you to the prolific Seattle knitter I've been spoiling during this round of Secret Pal 10: It's Emily! There is a lot I could tell you about her (and a lot I already have told about her), but I'd like to let this photo shoot of Emily modeling her recently-completed Jewel Cardigan speak for itself. Can you tell why I love her??

And finally, a big smooch and bon voyage to Saun, who is chasing her life-long dream of fashion design and moving to New York City! I am so excited for her, and so inspired by her determination -- and gutsiness. It's not often someone gives up their comfortable, well-paying job and affordable apartment to chase their life's dreams -- I can't wait to read the chronicles of her adventures at FIT. Go Saun!

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nik and saun at the going-away bash - that is the smile of a woman whose dreams are coming true

8 comments:

  1. that is some beeeeutiful noro!!! mmmmmmm....... noro.....

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  2. Hey! Small swap world! Shannon was my downstream swap partner in the Favourite Colour Swap Secret Pal exchange.

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  3. Oh you lucky duck with the great SPs!!

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  4. Oooh beautiful yarn!!!! The Nashua Vignette is gorgeous.

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  5. Lovely Noro you've got there! Glad you enjoyed the Jewels cardigan photoshoot. Those rocks are just a block from my apartment so it's a handy photo spot!

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  6. what a fantastic secret pal swap... great people giving and receiving! i am drooling over all that yarn. the colors are perfect.
    and yay for moving to nyc and new chapters! :)

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  7. dude.
    i am drooling
    over
    your noro.

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  8. found you from the Knitlist. Hey, you know Saunshine too!

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