Secret Pal + Project Spectrum Plans

This morning I received an email from my Secret Pal Hostess. First she reminded us that we must send a snail mail letter to our gift recipient at some point. Actually, the snail mail letter was the first thing I sent to my recipient. I’ve sent a postcard, too, and I’m the process of making next month’s maily treat: a card. And no ordinary card, either.

I’ve managed to gather the third package together already. I’m just waiting for the previous one to reach its destination before I sent the third off. It includes this:

Chocolate Bilbys. Mmmmm.

Our Hostess also asked us to answer a question on our blog:

Someone has stolen your stash and all your books: now what are you going to do?

I have to admit, the first answer that entered my mind was “Hunt them down and flay them.”

The second was “Go berate the neighbours”, because for anyone to have extracted all the stash and books from my house would need a removal van (more for the books than the stash, I’ll admit), and any good neighbour spotting an unexplained removal van ought to report it.

But our lovely hostess suggested answering these additional questions: What would be the first thing you’d replace? What would you live without? So I think she’s implying a more appropriate acceptance of the crime and an assumption that the insurance company behaved themselves.

Hmmm. If I assume ALL knitting-related objects were lost, then the first thing I’d replace was my Denise Interchangable Knitting Needle set, and my dpns. Then I’d replace the most useful books (The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns, the first Stitch’n’Bitch book, and one of the stitch encyclopedias) before a few inspiring or informative ones like Knitting Nature or The History of Knitting. Next the ball winder and swift, as they’re such fun toys to play with.

As for yarn, if I had to buy a replacement stash rather than just let it accumulate again, I’d replace the sock yarn, good sturdy plain yarns lined up for projects like Bendy, and I’d see if I could mail-order replacements for some of the yarn I bought in the UK (because they’re as much about good memories as nice yarn).

As for the other something-along I’ve been having fun with, I bought this a few weeks ago ready to make my July Project Spectrum Project:

All this will either become earrings or a necklace. I haven’t got around to it because I’ve been sick most of this month. I have only a few days left…

That’ll mean I will have woven, photographed, crochet, knit, and jewelleried a PS project. I already know what I’m going to do next month. The only clue I’ll give is it will have something to do with the title of this blog, and it won’t involve any of the creative skills of previous projects.

Can you guess what it’ll be?

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