Wednesday, August 30, 2006

All Hail Zonda!

Oh I've been sick. Between the three day migraine I got last week, and the head cold that has taken up residence in my body I am pretty miserable. But I've got a bit of knitting done. (You don't think I rested in bed for three days without knitting do you?)

First things first I must thank my Cheap Ass Secret Pal Zonda. She was a great secret pal! Check out the loot from my final package.

Watermelon goodness

Cute project bag she made herself.

felting potential

Deep purple wool, and a pattern for the felted Sophie Bag. I'm going to have to get some large needles for this pattern so I can try my hand at felting. I've never felted anything on purpose (there was my roommate's sweater back in college, but we swore never to speak of it again), I'd like to see how it goes.

So pink it can make you sick with it's sweetness

Pink Cotton Ease with a pattern for a little girl's tank top. See how thoughtful she is. She included patterns so I don't have to worry about what to use the yarn for. And I think I love this yarn. It's very spongy/springy yarn. Soft and fun.

Swallowtail Shawl here I come

And this is some yummy bunny soft Misti Alpaca Lace yarn. Somehow this woman consistently reads my mind. The latest issue of Interweave Knits had a shawl pattern in it, the Swallowtail Shawl. I wasn't that interested in knitting this shawl until I saw this version last week. Then I started to think maybe it should be added to my must knit list. And voila the very yarn used in the pattern appears at my door. So this skein is a future Swallowtail Shawl.

SP Goodness

All the other loot: pattern, mint tea, fun post-its, sweater storage bags, needle sweaters, a bath pack, and a ball of Cascade Fixation, my new favorite sock yarn. I can't decide if I want to use it to make Meaty some socks, it is blue after all, and I rarely knit for him, poor boy, he really is the happiest recipient I have, I should knit for him more, or if I want to use it to make socks for me, but I'm afraid one ball might not be enough for my monster feet, so maybe I should make another Mon Petite Chou hipster, because those really are comfy. Don't worry, I'm sure I'll figure it out before my head explodes.

There was also some candy, but that didn't survive long enough to be photographed. What can I say? It takes 15 minutes to charge the batteries for my camera, and I have little will power.

Thanks Zonda, you made this the best ever Cheap Ass Secret Pal!!!!!


Karyn said...

I just have to ask... This "Cheap Ass" thing, is that a Secret Pal for us poor people? If so, WHERE??? I've never been able to do that stuff, due to lack of money, but a cheapo version sounds awesome!

Bitterknitter said...

Great cheap-ass goodies! Sorry to hear about the migraine. Those really suck. Enjoy the Cotton-Ease. I'm still sad they discontinued it. And thanks for the kind words about Zigzag. Apparently, she was up against the Best in Show winner. She also has some pre-existing conditions I'll blog about sometime ;-)


TrixieG said...

Woohoo! Zonda is the best, isn't she? She was my very first upstream (the Winter Fling last year) and taught me everything I know about spoiling downstreams! :-)

Katrina said...

Sorry to hear you were sick. I've been going through it myself. SO not fun. I'm glad you were still able to knit. I couldn't even manage a coherent thought, let alone balance two sticks and some string.

Don't get too attached to the Cotton-Ease. Add me to the list of very disappointed knitters who are upset that they discontinued that wonderful yarn. What were they thinking?

Great haul! I'm so glad you got a secret pal that knew how to take care of you.