Secret Pal Finale

Wow, when Mary said there was another box on its way, she wasn’t kidding. I’m amazed at the generosity of this last box.
She sent a bag with TONS of goodies. She called it a sock starting kit. But “kit” does not do this gift justice. Just look at the bag.

Just looking at the bag
makes me happy.
Click to see the contents.

All I can say is WOW! Here’s what’s inside:

  • Socks Socks Socks Book
  • Socks Soar on 2 Circulars
  • 2 Addi Turbo 24″ US#1 Needles
  • 1 set of US#1 Bamboo DPNs
  • 1 set of US#0 Bamboo DPNs
  • Skein of Opal Sock Yarn – blue variegated
  • 2 balls of Cascade Fixation in a pretty periwinkle/tan/cream combo
  • Knitters ruler – very handy for checking gauge!
  • Cute stickers
  • And finally, some really gorgeous hand-dyed wool in deep reds/rust/grey/green

I think I listed everything. Can I tell you how perfect this is for me? I’ve been looking for Socks Socks Socks for a while now, but Philadelphia area LYS’s never seem to have it. The book is fabulous! Lacey socks, textured socks, fair isle socks, colorwork, corrugated ribbing. I could go on and on. And I’ve been curious to try the 2 circ method but didn’t have the book. Even the needle sizes were all new – I had US#2 and #3 DPNs, but nothing smaller.
Thank you SO MUCH Mary! You made my week!
I’ve been totally bummed because yet again, I only lost a half pound this week. In fact, at dinner last night with Christy I decided to cheat because I was just so fed up. And guess what? Today I’m down 1.5 pounds since last week. Go figure! So now I’m down a total of 19 :)

12 thoughts on “Secret Pal Finale

  1. I don’t think I’ve commented before, but I really enjoy your blog. I’m so jealous of your goodie bag! That red yarn is GORGEOUS!!! Good luck with the socks.

  2. That red yarn really is gorgeous! And 19 pounds is *fantastic*, you should be so proud of yourself!

  3. Marvelous secret pal gift! You are a lucky girl.
    Diets always seem to slow down after the first couple weeks of dramatic weight loss. Not to worry. You’ll get there. Besides, you’re absolutely adorable just the way you are.

  4. That Mary! WooHoo! She is a sweetie!
    Hang in, that weird won’t lose than cheat and lose stuff happens to me also. But I keep trying to remind myself to use good sense about what I cheat with. Fruits vs chips yea know what I mean?

  5. Wow Wow and WOW – She makes us all look bad haha! That was really very nice, must have made your month.
    Diet: Did you start lifting weights? Because if you did, you may be gaining muscle. I weigh about 6-8 pounds more, but things fit better (most of the time) 😛

  6. Wow! What a great secret pal. I was happy just looking at the bag too…but after looking inside, whew! Congrats on the 19 lbs.

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