Filed Under (Knitting, Spinning) by jennyk on 24-12-2006

[Oh dear, make that "yesterday", as I didn't get this post finished before midnight.] 

My Secret Santa Sister’s present arrived, and I was persuaded to open it a little early – oh, they had to struggle as I resisted bravely.  [You do believe me, don't you?]

 First there was the big box …

The Box

… then inside it, there was a huge tote bag tied with pretty glittery ribbon ..

inside the bag

Inside that, there were  …


… two small gift bags, a knitting calendar (a pattern a day, I think), the two latest issues of Interweave Knits, a hardback notebook with an embroidered flower on the front (not as shiny as the flash makes it seem) and a bag of gorgeous wool roving.

In each gift bag, there was a Polish mug [my SS and my DH share a Polish background] with some Hershey Kisses in it topped by an angel ornament


But the best of all were …

knitted stuff

… warm socks with cabled cuffs, matching fingerless mitts and an earflap style hat in Noro, which fits very well.


I tried to get a picture of the cable detail, but it still doesn’t show well.


Last but certainly not least, the tote bag itself, which is enormous, with 3 huge pockets on the front – very useful in a tote bag for crafters.

the tote bag

Didn’t Nancy … I mean Secret Santa … do well?  She really spoiled me!

Filed Under (Knitting, Lace, Shawls/Scarves) by jennyk on 10-12-2006

Well, Sivia Harding has renamed her design Angel Pearls, but I prefer the original name, which is what it says on my copy as I have had it for quite a while, waiting for the right occasion.

 I found this yarn when a supplier came to a guild meeting, and I have friends, both online and locally, who love green, so …

 Cashmere & Pearls 1

Cashmere & Pearls 2

 Cashmere & Pearls 3

Pattern: Angel Pearls – I did 2 extra repeats of the main pattern

Yarn: handpainted 2-ply merino/mohair from Touch Yarns

Needle:  3.75mm bamboo circular

Blocked size: 69″ by 7.5″

Relaxed size: 64″ by 7″