Thursday, July 20, 2006

My One Skein Secret Pal Rocks

Today I received my July package from my one skein secret pal. And she went way over board!!

Instead of sending me just one skein, she sent me a whole box of great stuff that she picked up on her trip to Cape Cod earlier this month. Sounds like she had a lot of fun with her friends on their yarn store expedition up and down the cape. What a great way to spend a summer afternoon.
My skein is Manos del Uruguay yarn. This is a lovely yarn that I've admired several times at my LYS. Its in blues and greens. The picture makes it look more blue than it is. She got the yarn at Blue Heron Yarn Studio. You can see the bag in the background of the large picture above. I am going to have to find some special pattern to use this for. Will have to see if the One Skein book has something worthy enough for this yarn!
Also included in the box where these great stitch markers. They are lovely enough for a charm bracelet. They will look great while I'm knitting.
Aren't these sock shaped point protectors and sweater shaped needle holders too cute!

An extra ball of yarn was included in my package. It is blue and red metallic yarn called glitterlash. It does look like fireworks. My secret pal said it was okay if I didn't like this yarn. But I think it is fun and would make a great accent on a bag or purse.

My secret pal also sent a couple of postcards from her Cape Cod adventure. One has a great recipe for clam chowder. Yummy!

And finally, she sent me a pattern for felted fish. What a great idea and they are so cute. I think these would be cute additions for gifts in gift bags I put together at the holidays.

My secret pal has given me so many options that it will be hard to know where to start. For now I'm going to fondle my new yarn and play with all the notions.

Thank you secret pal!! You've really made my day! Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where is this one skein secret pal swap being hosted?