My Crafty Threads 'n' yarns Summer Secret Santa present arrived yesterday, but I didn't find it til this morning on the doorstep!
The individual parcels are numbered in the order I had to open them in. The first parcel was a beautiful spindle, and the others were different rovings for me to play with in the most gorgeous colours. The egg box was a clue to who my santa is and contains samples of all different fibres. She also pandered to my sweet tooth with some Smarties and Chocolate Buttons - so I know you are in England and must have read my blog about sweets to know they will bring back happy childhood memories.
Thank you so much Secret Santa. I have never spun before - it's one of those things that just seem kind of magical and I don't understand why it works, but now I have the wherewithal to give it a go and I will get a book to show me the basics and then perhaps one of my wonderful, talented SnB grrls will give me some tips to help me on my way. I will report my progress here as soon as there is any!
This is how I used to eat my Smarties First I would sort them out into their different colours on a plate. What a nice lot of red ones! The orange is my favourite though and there are a good number of those too :) Then I would eat them starting with my least favourite colour - which if I remember correctly was the brown ones, then work up to my favourite. If I remember correctly it went brown, yellow, green, purple, pink, red, orange - not too different from the order of potting the coloured balls in a game of snooker I discovered later (if you swap purple for blue, and black for red that is).
I have been knitting again! You may have noticed Not Much Happening on the knitting front here lately, but in the last few days I have made the first of a pair of socks for Gary from the Mountain Colors yarn I bought a while back from the now blogless Jon the Yank. It seems to be huge but it does fit: I used Anne Budd's Handy Sock pattern and added knit/purl argyle diamonds to make it interesting. And for those of you who like gussets here you go - I was very pleased with this one - I think I am getting the hang of them now!