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Name: Marsha Brofka-Berends
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09 May 2007

My SP10 strikes again

First, she sent me (and Sylvia) a beautiful birthday card by snail-mail. And then today I received another terrific package from her. Until now, I've been using plastic rings and bits of leftover yarn tied into circles to mark the beginning of a round. But now my knitting is going to be even more glamorous, with these beautiful stitch markers. (This means, of course, that I need to start a big lace project some time soon. These markers just scream to be used for something elegant like lace!) She also sent a candle and a lotion stick--no dripping! no mess!--designed just for knitters. What a great thing to stow in my knitting bag! My SP10 also included a skein of recycled silk yarn--something I have been dying to try ever since I first heard of it. According to Katie, who used to work in a yarn shop, this stuff isn't ideal for garments because of its drape. But I bet it would be just perfect for a dressy scarf or perhaps (as Katie suggested) as trim or edging on a garment. Anyone else have any other ideas? And what's that right next to the yarn? Why it's chocolate, of course--with raspberries and rose hips. (And I can't believe it made it to this photo shoot without getting eaten by any of the chocoholics here...) And look: it's in its very own little candy-bar holster, which I'm guessing was made by my SP10. (Am I right?) Too cute! The box also contained a fabulous circular-needle holder, which I have sorely needed. I've been keeping my circulars in a gallon-sized ziploc bag, which is functional but not very pretty (and a bit of a pain to root around in when I'm looking for something in particular). So now all of my needles--straights, double-pointed, and circular--have proper homes. Hooray! Last but not least, there were some goodies that I'll be sharing with Sylvia: Play-Doh and Silly Putty. We'll be having lots of fun with that stuff, I'm sure. Thanks so much, SP10! This package really made my day!


Katie J said...

Cool stuff. I love the play-doh.

Friday, May 11, 2007 7:49:00 PM  
Imperatrix said...

Lovely package!

Monday, May 14, 2007 3:42:00 PM  
Your Secret Pal 10 said...

Glad you loved everything!

The stitch markers were made by me, I'm glad you think they rock. :) The lotion stick was made by an acquaintance of of mine and it's great stuff.

Yes, I made the little candy bar holder -- though actually it was intended for a bar of soap so you have a built in washcloth, but the chocolate bar needed a hiding place; there was a second chocolate bar...but I ate it before it made it into the was chocolate lime and it was delicious...

At the shop we have a poncho made with the recycled silk that is just gorgeous. I'll get a photo of it to you along with some instructions.

The Play-Doh and Silly Putty was just a bit of silliness for the package -- I mean who *doesn't* love making imprints of the Sunday comics with Silly Putty?

Monday, May 14, 2007 5:15:00 PM  
Beth said...

What great gifts! I think your SP10 rocks. BTW, how do you get your Blogger to neatly put three photos and text in one post? My multi-photo posts look like crap.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 10:48:00 PM  

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