Marsha

Thank you, Secret Pal!

Shortly before I headed out to meeting some friends for knitting in a coffee shop last night, a box arrived in the mail for me. Not just any box, though–a box from my secret pal! A few days ago she told me that a final package was on its way to me, so I’d been on the lookout for it.

p6144985sm.jpgAnd what a great bundle of treats! She sent two packages of Colorado wildflower seeds, homemade grape jam, a skein of green Bamboozle yarn, two patterns (one for a small poncho using the silk sari yarn she sent me last month, and one for a string bag), a duck-shaped tea candle, and a book, Domino Knitting. I’d first heard of domino knitting (the technique and the book) last month and mentioned it in a post but didn’t give it a lot of thought. After paging through this book, however, I am very excited to give this technique a try–it looks like loads of fun! Everything in this package is terrific. As you can see, Sylvia agrees–she is dying to get her hands on the duck candle.

Thanks to Pixie at My Obsession with Fiber for being such a wonderful secret pal! All of the gifts have been delightful, and I’ve so enjoyed chatting with her by e-mail. Now I’m looking forward to reading her blog and getting to know her a bit better.

(P.S. And here’s another fun tidbit: Pixie mentioned a few days ago that she’d be meeting her spoiler at the Estes Park Wool Market this weekend. “Funny,” I wrote back. “My spoilee, who lives in Minneapolis, is going to that festival.” As it turns out, my spoilee is her spoiler!)

2 Responses to “Thank you, Secret Pal!”

  1. Pixieon 17 Jun 2007 at 9:39 pm

    You are so welcome! The bag pattern is to go with the ball of Bamboozle yarn! I also need to confess that I almost kept the book on Domino Knitting, which is why I wrote a note inside the cover to you — it kept me honest. :)

    Did I mention in the note that I picked all the grapes by hand that were used in the jelly? If not, now you know! The vines are growing in a friend’s backyard in downtown Denver.

  2. Marshaon 18 Jun 2007 at 12:36 pm

    I did see that the bag pattern uses a skein of Bamboozle! I am really looking forward to knitting it (maybe I’ll cast on this week!). You should get a copy of Domino Knitting for yourself–it looks like so much fun.

    You’re very lucky to have access to fresh grapes! I can’t wait to try the jelly. (And thanks for pointing out in your note with the package that the jelly is vegetarian!)