Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Holy SP, Batman! And Some FOs, Too!

Tonight, I was met by two packages from online secret pal exchanges. Do I feel spoiled or what tonight! It was so exciting to see a mailbox stuffed with packages and not with bills or junk mail :)

First off, I received my package from the Knitted Thing Swap from Celtic Coyote. She knitted me a fabulous Booga Bag from Noro.

Beautiful Booga Bag, but what's inside you ask?

Packets of hot chocolate and unscented Heal'em Balm for my hands

Thanks, Celtic Coyote!!

The second package was from my Spooky Secret Pal. I have to say that I am in awe of her card making skills; both I've received are clever and beautifully made. Spooky, I aspire to be half as good of an upstream SP as you've been!!

The Haul: Beautiful Card, blocking pins, Magic Stripes Sock Yarn, fall-themed Post-its, Hershey's chocolate marshmellow pumpkin, and a new Dick Francis book!!

Close up of the vampire themed card

Close up of the book mark which has a quote from William Butler Yates "When you are old and grey and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read".

On to some finished objects!

About a month ago, I finished a pair of Bluebell Rib socks from Sensational Knitted Socks for the Knitted Thing secret pal swap. They had a long journey from Indiana to northwest Canada to Midnight Farm, during which I though the postal service may have pocketed the socks! They arrived safely this week, so I can post a FO picture now :)

Bluebell Rib socks

These were made using two skeins of Knitpicks Gloss (merino and silk blend) in burgundy. I absolutely LOVED working with this yarn. Very soft, smooth, and non-splitty.

Finished item number two is the recently salvaged Clapotis. I used four skeins of Koigu KPPM, and it's a Christmas present for my see-ster :)

Obligatory finished Clapotis with poochie-pie picture

I am so glad that I was able to save her Clapotis. :)


Knit Mongrel said...

Holy haul! I'm majorly coveting that bookmark - I LOVE Yates.

The clap looks great on the pooch, by the way. :) I adore those colors.

Spooky SP said...

I am so glad that you liked everything! Thanks for the kind words; it is so good to send fun things to fun people. Package number three is being flown to your house by vampire bats tonight!

Your socks are great and the clapotis is lovely and quite fetching on your Fido.....