I have a love-hate relationship with the Secret Pal programs: sometimes I love the idea of surprising another knitter with goodies, and being surprised in return, and other times the Grumperina chimes in to rant, “I know what projects I want to knit, and I want to chose the yarn for them. No one knows my taste better than I do. I would want my surprises to be 100% yarn: no lotions, no candles, no candies, I have enough of that crap, it’s a waste of money. I wouldn’t want Grumperina as a secret pal, that’s for sure, she’s too particular.” While I carry out this internal debate (and I would love to hear your opinions), I take the opportunity to do intentional swaps with other knitters as I find them. For example, look what I got in the mail today!
Why, it’s an oddly-shaped package from Karma! I knew what I was getting, but I still ripped open the package with the zest of a two-year old on Christmas:
And inside, some vintage straight needles! These are in the larger sizes, which is great because I don’t have any in my stash.
Thanks, Karma! I will be returning this good karma (hehe) by mailing you something early next week.
Hey, look at this!
Oh my goodness, this is what it must be like to be an aunt! my pattern. Wow, it looks great and I’m sure the recipient will appreciate this gift. Great job, and I’m so happy the pattern worked out for someone other than just myself!