Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Super Secret Pal

I received my final package from my SP7 Secret Pal and I have to say it was so much fun to open. Once again she outdid herself. Not only did she send me a new knitting bag, but she included all sorts of fun knitting goodies.

She sent some crochet hooks - perfect for trying out some of those Happy Hooker patterns, a bag of assorted buttons (and really cute ones, too!), three new pairs of socks, a Wingham Wool Work button to add to my collection, and some olive oil soap. There was also a fun little kit for knitting a sock piggy bank! And you know what? It came with a set of 2.5 mm dpns. Now since my brain doesn't do metric, I got out the new Yarn Harlot book and looked up the conversion. These end up being in between a size 1 and 2 US needle. How cool is that?

Finally, and perhaps the most interesting gift, was something called a Pirn Pen. Apparently this pen was made from something called a pirn that had a previous life in a cloth mill in Barnoldswick, UK. Yarn was wound around the pirn and placed in a shuttle, which was then placed in a loom. The weaver could then make all different kinds of cloth. When the mill was closed down sometime in the 80s, they took apart the machines and some industrious person has been turning the pirns into pens! It's really cool and I am really excited she sent it to me.

I have had a truly generous Secret Pal and I can't wait to find out who she is! Thank you again for everything, SP!

And for those who may need a pooper fix, here is Jenny being cute:

5 comments:

Chris said...

Hi, Jenny!

Fun SP package!

Nonnahs said...

Very cool package of goodies! And I see Jenny likes it, too!

Peevish said...

Awww, she's beautiful!

Secret Pal said...

Now I've sent you all those wonderful goodies could you send me Jenny??

christine said...

Hi Jenny - you are pretty cute, especially when you hold your paws like that!
But, then, I'm really cute too.
Signed, Bella