Sunday, November 27, 2005

Pittsburgh Secret Pal Package

Like I said, this was such an awesome package from my secret pal. I didn't have this hand spun yarn in my possession for 5 hours before I had this scarf finished. I knit it on gigantic needles with some of the yarn from the first package she sent me.... it was a perfect match. This photo doesn't do the handspun justice. It's just gorgeous.

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Then, there is this big skein of beautiful alpaca lace weight in beautiful colors. I'm researching patterns for this right now. I'm picturing a rectangular shawl of some sort. I'm going to have to come to friendly terms with lace before I tackle this one. Isn't it gorgeous??? (I know it's blurry, but you get the gist)

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And this is what really gets me.... how did she know I had a little secret desire to learn how to do this?? I've been tossing this around in my head for months but just never took the initiative to dive in...

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A book, a spindle, and some great fiber to get me started. I'm going to take it to my next knitting night and get one of the girls there to help me. I did try it on my own and I wasn't too successful but I think with a little help, I'll be good to go. And totally addicted.