SP11 comes to an end

pb288402sp1.jpgYesterday’s mail brought the final package from my SP11. After months of mystery, I finally know who she is: Paula! Over the course of our correspondence, I learned a few things about her, such as her love of sock knitting. After taking a look at her blog, my first thought was, “Wow! She really knows her sock knitting!” (Pop over there yourself, and you’ll see what I mean.)

This collection of bundles garbed in holiday-themed paper, ribbons, and bags quickly transformed into this:


Tea–four bags in a handmade tea wallet (Paula, did you sew this yourself?), and a tin of Adagio’s candy cane tea (which is just right for the season!).

Two row counters–a small round one to pop onto my needle, and a Kach-Kacha. Talk about a coincidence: just the night before, I was thinking about the Kach-Kacha that had mysteriously disappeared once a certain two-year-old got her hands on it, and I was wondering if I should get another one. Good timing, Paula!

Christmas-themed notecards, tissues*, and a magnet. And a set of mini-ornament stitch markers with bells on the ends. As you can see, Sylvia could hardly wait to investigate those “pretty shiny things.”

A tin of green tea mints (I love these things), a copy of Kim Hargreaves’ Pipsqueaks, and a cute cart rounded out the package. I’ve had my eye on this book for a while (the first Rowan book in my library!) and am really looking forward to knitting up some of the patterns in it!

Thanks, Paula, for sending such wonderful treats and being a terrific SP11 partner!

(Here’s one funny thing: Paul’s upstream SP11 pal was Deborah, who was my downstream SP11 pal!)

3 Responses to “SP11 comes to an end”

  1. Deborahon 29 Nov 2007 at 8:16 pm

    Awesome goodies! Isn’t it a small world. Paula emailed me the other day and told me she had you!!!

  2. Paulaon 29 Nov 2007 at 10:25 pm

    I was afraid you would get Pipsqueaks, since I got it months ago! I made the tea wallet-it is my first one. Mine came out upside down, and backwards and I had to take the whole thing apart and resew it! I love Etsy-I got the pattern there. I knitted the mitten on dpns, which I try to avoid otherwise. I had fun collecting gifties and spoiling you. Happy Holidays

  3. Katie Jon 30 Nov 2007 at 8:23 am

    Great stuff. Can’t wait to see that book!