Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Secret Pal 10 and Other Packages

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I discovered two packages on my desk when I got home from Washington.

The first package contained 4 skeins of beautiful hand-dyed yarn I had ordered from Yvonne at Lavender Sheep Fibers. I am currently designing a fair isle pattern for an afghan featuring a wisteria arbor in full bloom.

I want a yarn that has subtle changes in color to give the blossoms more depth. The yarn Yvonne sent me is 100% Merino. It is called "Sugar Plum Fairy" and is everything I wanted.

I also received my first package from my Secret Pal 10. The first surprise was the postmark. It was from Minneapolis, Minnesota. In one of those strange twists, my mother was born in Minneapolis and a number of my extended family members still reside in that part of the country. My Secret Pal had wrapped the various items in tissue paper.
Inside was the following:

  1. A great postcard featuring chocolate cake and a note from my pal. Chocolate cake is somewhat of a joke around my home because one of my son, Kenny's favorite comedy routines is Bill Cosby's "Chocolate Cake for Breakfast".

  2. Two skeins of lovely green sock weight yarn. The color is perfect for some of the leaves in the aforementioned wisteria pattern.
  3. A Godiva dark chocolate bar;

  4. A package of Godiva dark Chocolate almonds;

  5. A package of stitch holders;

  6. A package of stitch markers;

  7. A cute, little wooden crochet hook;

  8. A row counter;

  9. A skein of luscious green, blue and hunter green yarn; and

  10. A felted sheep!

Kenny spotted the felted sheep and immediately ran to his room and retrieved his felted Teddy Bear. After putting the two together, he wholeheartedly approved of the choice by my secret pal.


Lavendersheep said...

I am so glad that you like the yarn. I think it is really pretty myself and I may have to make a pair of socks out of some sometime for myself.

Yarnhog said...

That purple yarn is exactly the color of wisteria blossoms! I can't wait to see that project in progress. I love wisteria.

LisaB said...

Wow, such beautiful treasures!

Mel said...

I keep running across people's purchases from Etsy, but every time I go over there I'm just not that enthused. I think it must be one of those things you have to get a feel for. Like ebay. I'm just going to have to keep trying, because that Sugar Plum Fairy merino is fantastic. And such lovely purpleness cannot be missed.

www.knittingnutter.com said...

Lovely merino and what a great care package!