Saturday, 3 July 2010

Secret Pal Goodness

My second parcel from my wonderful Secret Pal. Just the outside of it promises so much goodness. Beautiful box.
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Inside did not disappoint! Gorgeous wool/silk and the most perfect red, wonderful chocolate smelling soap, and blueberry flavoured licorice - I never even knew such a thing existed. I have reached the age of 31 and 364 days without realising you could get flavoured licorice.
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Isn't that yarn gorgeous? It is enriched with aloe vera and jojoba too just too make it even more perfect. Meanwhile I have been busy with the first lot of yarn she gave me and have finished the back of the flower child top. Except I think I've made a mistake with part C as it doesn't seem to match D. Ah well. Plus of course there's the seaming. May do the front in one piece.
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Of course SP isn't all one way - I have my own pal to spoil and so I made her some stitchmarkers from some of the beads I bought in Istanbul.
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I've made a matching set for myself. I always used to find the eye thing a bit freaky but I guess seeing it every-single-where in Turkey has cured me of that and I like it now. Small ones at least.

While making stitchmarkers I also whipped up this bracelet using some flower beads I got months ago.
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It seemed suitably summery. And then I played with the safety pins I got along with the beads.
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I've never seen such beautiful ones!
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It is of course the big 3-2 birthday tomorrow and I've been very lucky to get some presents already. This is one I bought myself.
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It's the Crafty Leftovers zine which I saw when I was reading Tangled's blog. She's contributed some things to it this time. You can order one here. It's not cheap but I rather like it. Then I've received some excellent books from my lovely m-i-l and s-i-l.
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I loved the Freakonomics book and regularly use examples from it in random conversations. So I'm looking forward to reading the follow-up. Then the bead book is a brilliant "learn the techniques" one and the Knitting Green one I didn't know at all but is full of knittery goodness.

I also got a fabulous Cath Kidston bag with a perfect card of a me-a-like surrounded by beautiful presents. Someone has been spying on my dreams.
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And I've got even more to open tomorrow, including ones from Pooch and another from my m-i-l wrapped in the most perfect paper.
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Isn't that awesome!

So all that's left is to show you the socks I did based on the Impasto Shawl from the last Interweave.
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They weren't what I intended but they're fine and Pooch likes them. Then there are the ones I am doing for me using the free Aquaphobia pattern.
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Very beautiful and I love how it breaks up the yarn.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I´m so glad it arrived finally. I was a bit nervous is it gone lost in tha mail or something. Happy bday! I´m gathering still your reveal parcel but You´ll get it by the end of this month!
-SP-

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