2011 has been a good year and one of the highlight of the year has been secret pal swapping.
The most recent swap was Winter Madness. In the madness of the holidays we didn't have to make the gifts along a theme. Who has the time with Christmas knitting? Instead we all sent a care package with everything needed for our secret pal to make something.
Confusing, right? However knitters understand that the best part is the making it our self so to receive a package of knitting bag, yarn, pattern, and needles is wonderful.
Mmmmmm tissue paper goodness.
Joey and I tear into tissue paper like children at Christmas.
The group shot is wonderful but it all ways looks so small and doesn't do it justice. There is much awesomeness packed into these small packages.
Cheery winter mitten pattern on project tote bag.
Yummy yummy yarn in my favorite shades of blue.
About this point I realize the theme might be mittens. Mitten stitch markers, mitten covered tape measure, mitten project bag, double pointed needles..... could my pattern be for MITTENS? It is! IT IS! Plum Blossom Mittens
I've already knit and blogged the mittens. Photoshop was holding these photos hostage. I'm thankful I have a computer and that I can access them again but not so thankful I'm stopped wishing for a new computer.
Knowing that tradition is important and that branching out is not done at the holidays my spoiler gave me exactly what I listed as my favorites-
Dark chocolate covered caramels, chai tea, and cocoa
And she still made something for me too, mitten magnets. Amazing.
For the hands in the mittens, nail polish and lotion.
Such a pretty color. My camera didn't capture it at all. It's the aqua of a 1957 Chevy. One with fins. A Bell Air Coupe. I didn't ask for polish or mention looking for aqua in Winter Madness. I did mention back in May that I really really really wanted this shade of color. So either she has a memory like a steel trap, dug through lots of posts, or has the ability to read minds. However it was done, it was a very thorough bit of spoiling.
Thank you, sprucegoose87, everything is perfect. but I bet you already know that.