20 September 2006

Pressies!

I've celebrated my birthday in recent days, and have been very blessed in the knitting gifts that have come my way - so it's... showing off time!

My sweet friend K made this for me - it's the softest black mohair you can imagine, just perfect for a cool spring day :) A very special gift!


The Cashmere and unusual Chilean wool are from my pen pal Cindy in the States - just beautiful colours - now I need to have fun planning what to make with them! The to die for hand-spun merino by our very own Happy Spider is a real treat. I can't bear to wind it into a ball, it's such a lovely coil now... but one day, one day, I will find the perfect project for this delightful fibre. *** hugs and kisses to you both ***

And on the far right, can you see those unbearably CUTE sock-shaped needle point protectors? They can't be found in Australia for love or money (ie I ain't gonna share, and no online Oz shops I've found yet sell them). They are perfect for keeping thin sock needles all together in your bag - the hole is more of a tube (unlike the angled holes in other point protectors, teddy bears included), so the thin DPNs don't slip out. These will be guarded most jealously :) Again, a big thank you to Cindy!

It was good to see everyone at SnB on Sunday, although I was really too overtired to make it a really social event... Hopefully life will stop being quite so insane and settle down to its usual manageable level of chaos soon.

4 comments:

  1. Very yummy yarns and accessories. You deserve to be spoiled.

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  2. Lovely presentsssssss! You're very lucky.

    I particularly like the purple shawl collar cardie in that pattern book. Hmmm.

    I have got a pair of those green socky things. I didn't know they were for holding dpns together. Hunh. They were a gift from my Canadian back tack buddy.

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  3. oooh lucky you, hope you had a great day! xxx

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  4. so lovely!!! Such treasures.....!!!

    Happy belated birthday Jejune!

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