Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Big Thank Yous to my Secret Pals!

I'm in two secret pal groups, and I very much enjoy sending things to my secret pals and getting to know new fiber people. It's always a surprise and a pleasure to get packages from the ladies that have me as a secret pal. This first package came on Saturday from my Spindlers Secret Pal, in Canada. Isn't the fiber beautiful! Now I just have to decide which spindle is worthy of that gorgeous Merino Silk, and how finely to spin it and what to make of it too. Decisions, decisions, decisions. The CD you see on top of the fiber is in my machine and playing now, It's called Tapestry IV-Gentlemen, and is so wonderful for spinning, knitting, and just relaxing. It's music from the 17th and 18th century in Britian as well as some new compositions, and I can't even describe how beautiful the music is. Perfect! Thank you so VERY much, my spindler sister from Canada, my Spindler's Secret pal!
The next picture is the package that came last last evening from my Secret Pal 6 pal, and what a perfect combination of such nice things! Thank you so very much! I know the picture is kind of hard to see, but my secret pal sent Chocolate because she knows I love it so much! In the background is a set of Clover circulars to do the beautiful Lorna's Laces yarn socks that I'm planning out of the yarn she sent me last month. It'll be a project to take with me for Thanksgiving travel! Isn't the yarn fabulous and beautiful! It's called Whispers, and is made of 50% Mohair and 50% Acryllic. I've never seen this kind of yarn before, and trust me when I tell you that touching it is pure heaven, it's so very soft and the color and luster are gorgeous. And if that wasn't perfect enough, in the foreground are some knitmarkers that my talented secret pal made for me. I'll treasure them and use them with pride. Once again, to my secret pal knitter sister from Belarus (and now Florida), Thank YOU!

After knitting between doing everything else yesterday and this morning, I finally got enough of the Koigu Gypsy Shawl finished to take a picture of, I'm now on row 53 so it's expanding enough to be seen. I went to the LYS and broke down and bought a Addy Turbo Circular to knit this on, I love the bamboos usually but the one I was knitting on made it so slow and sticky to slide the stitches on, perhaps it wasn't sanded well, I don't know. But now I'm moving right along! I love this yarn, and I thank Liz for showing me her stash and getting me started on my very own addiction to it! I have just the outfit to wear this shawl with too!

1 comment:

Your Secret Pal said...

Vicky, i am so glad you liked it =)
I came across that yarn recently , and was having hard time to decide which color you would prefer.. but i think i chose wisely!
Enjoy!