Well, as promised, here is my latest parcel from Helsinki from my wonderful Secret Pal, who still hasn’t revealed her identity.
First of all, the anticipation generated by the lovely packaging:
Then, the first peek:
Isn’t it exciting!
Then, the gradual discovery of all the items, a layer at a time. I mean, just how much can you cram into the box?
Treats for us all – Finnish chocolates, salty liquorice, and a box of Party Fish! Stella wasn’t sure what to make of them, but Lilly loves them, as you can see…
Knitty goodness starts with a plain lilac sock yarn, all the better to display an intricate design from Favourite Socks, using the rosewood needles.
Then come handmade stitchmarkers and a fiberhider, made by a fellow knitter, Kaarine.
And finally, this…
…which is the Clementine shawlette from IK Spring 2007, knitted by my SP in a 68/32 bamboo/cotton mix. Even just folded in half it looks lovely! We’re hoping to go to Italy this summer and it will be just the thing for breezy evenings.
Secret Pal, you have spoilt me rotten. Thank you so much!