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!


Opal on 25 December, 2006 at 12:44 am #

What fun! I really love those fingerless gloves.

Marc on 16 January, 2007 at 2:01 am #

Silken Skeins,
I’m interested in the Sanquhar Midge & Flea gloves you showcased on your blog. I haven’t seen an installment past part III. Are you continuing thiese gloves??? I’d like to see an update, or know wether you have abandoned them. Hopefully you’ve continued. What I’ve seen of them, they are exquisite!!!
Or, you could email me direct at
Thanks, and best,

Flint, MI