This afternoon I wandered up to the post office to send off my Secret Pal recipient’s first package of goodies and what did I find waiting for me? A parcel from my own Secret Pal!
Inside was a apple green bag with nifty handles that I suspect may become a sock-in-progress bag:
And look what was inside:
A ball of Mega Boots Stretch sock yarn. How did you know I was lusting after this yarn, oh Secret Pal? (I suppose I probably left an unsubtle hint on my blog somewhere…)
Some elsebeth lavold ‘Hempathy’ yarn. 34% Hemp, 41% cotton, 25% modal. (What the heck is modal? I know, I know – google is my friend.) I’ve never heard of it before, so it’s very exciting. I’m going to have lots of fun experimenting with it, learning how it knits up, and thinking of the right project for it. Love the name, don’t you? Hempathy. He he.
Some Villars Chocolat Noir (70% cocoa mass). There’s a little banner with “l’Amour du Chocolat Suisse” which I imagine translates to “Swiss chocolate of love” or “The Swiss love their chocolate” or “Love those chocolate Swedes”.
Thankyou Secret Pal. I love it all! All I want to do now is cast on a Mega Boots sock and eat chocolate while
smoking marvelling at yarn made from hemp.
The Secret Pal parcel actually eclipsed an earlier stash enhancement parcel arrival. I knew what the parcel contained, so it was a smidge less exciting – but still exciting nonetheless. Mr postman delivered this:
My order of Lisa Souza sock yarn. Though ‘my’ order is a little inaccurate, as Peeve had joined me in this shameless sock yarn aquisitional undertaking and one of these skeins is for my Secret Pal recipient. Here’s a close up:
Notice something missing? The sixth skein is still winging it’s way toward my door. One of Peeve’s skeins. I’m afraid she will have to savour the
torture excitement of mail-order ancitipation a little longer. Then I believe she’ll either have to knit faster or buy a larger storage tub for her sock yarn stash.
(I googled ‘modal’ and came up with this site. Model is made from beechwood! How cool is that!)