Burt's Bees body lotion, which I have been eyeing up in Planet Organic for a while. Now I get to try it as I would probably never have got round to treating myself (how did my SP know that?!). The card is from a project local to her where the Bible is being done in calligraphy and with new illustrations (see what I mean, she's definitely got me sussed!).
The box was full of tissue paper, making it really exciting to open, as there was no way of knowing what/how much was in there! Next out were these three things. Little metal charms for me to make stitch markers with. These are really cute - little metal balls with needles in, flowers, leaves and tiny jumpers on needles. The sheep is lovely - BAAAAAAAA! And Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason soundtrack CD (from my Amazon wishlist!). Another thing I'd been waiting to treat myself too. I've been listening to it all afternoon whilst working. :-)
Then out came this gorgeous yarn - Artyarns Supermerino. Very very tasty indeed. I'm going to make socks with it. Has anybody else made socks using this? The needle size on the ballband suggests US 7 (4.5mm) but I would have thought about a 3mm would be about right for a sock? This is a really groovy colour - great choice Secret Pal!
And finally, Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks. Again, this shows how sussed my SP is, it combines my sock knitting addiction with my love of history! The patterns in the book are updated/adapted from Welden's Practical Needlework, a monthly publication between 1886 and the 1920s. Nancy's new version contains a brief history of knitting stockings. I found it fascinating that so many of the patterns still look totally cool today. The book contains a variety for men, women and children and I can't wait to get started, especially with my Artyarns Supermerino sitting there too.
THANK YOU SECRET PAL :-)